Recognizing Milestones

Honoring humanity creates an equitable and just society.

Closeup of two soldiers doing a fist bump

History matters. Not only does it show where we have been, it explains why things are the way they are. When it comes to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, everyday actions -- the large and the small -- matter. The Washington State Office of Equity honors the contributions of veterans who, through their actions, made this state and nation a better place to live. We appreciate the everyday actions -- the large and the small – persons with disabilities take to live, love, and thrive in safety and authenticity.

Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the welder, the doctor and the environmentalist – not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist. Suzy Kassem