UPDATED 11:48 AM PT – Tuesday, August 18, 2020
President Trump honored the patriots who secured women’s right to vote. During a ceremony at the White House Tuesday, he signed a proclamation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
The First Lady as well as members of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission were in attendance and watched as the president announced a pardon for women’s suffrage champion Susan B. Anthony. Well known for her contribution to the movement, Anthony was arrested and convicted in 1872 for voting illegally.
America will always honor its heroes!
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 18, 2020
“As we fight to deliver a better future for all women and for all Americans, we remember the wonderful women one century ago,” said President Trump. “While I am president, American will always honor its heroes and we will always honor the patriots who secured women’s right to vote.”
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission was granted a section of the White House fence in June, which is a landmark where suffragists picketed in 1917. It will be displayed in the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial located in Lorton,Virginia later this year.