Two hundred years ago, the women of America were revered and honored for their great influence in the Revolution and society in general. Benjamin Rush, a founding father, proclaimed, "The women of America have at last become principals in the glorious American controversy. Their opinions alone and their transcendent influence in society and families must lead us on to success and victory."
That victory did not begin or end with the American Revolution. From the Revolution to Emancipation and at every pivotal point in our nation's history, women have guided the nation from their own homes, cradling the future in their arms. We are at the very root of history because in our homes, through our own children, we are molding the future. It isn't the liberation from our homes that is our greatest contribution to history; it is the freedom we have to mold our future from within them.
So as we celebrate women's history this month, let us reflect on our contributions to this great nation and remember our greatest contribution of all -- what we give to the future.