June 23, 2016
Boston – On Wednesday, Col. Julie “Jules” A. Hall of Attleboro was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2016 class of Unsung Heroines. Senator Richard J. Ross recommended Jules for this recognition because of her constant dedication to the nation’s veterans and to her community. Jules was honored alongside the other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House.
“There is no one more deserving of this honor than Jules Hall. Jules has spent her entire life giving back, whether it be by serving her country or volunteering her time for those in need. Jules is one of those rare people who gives her time out of the goodness of her own heart and for the well-being and success of others,” said Senator Ross. “On Wednesday, we took the time to give back to Jules and thank someone who has truly made our community a stronger and brighter place.”
Col. Julie Hall moved to Attleboro in 2009 after leaving Massachusetts in 1978 to serve our country in the United States Air Force. Throughout her impressive career she has been a strong advocate for our nation’s veterans and for increasing opportunities for military women. For her ongoing support and involvement with veterans, in 2014, she was awarded the Deborah Sampson Award for the Massachusetts Outstanding Woman Veteran of the Year. Since retiring in 2009, Julie has given back to the people of Attleboro as a member of the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Rotary Club of Attleboro, and the Attleboro POW/MIA Council, to name just a few. She is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #115, the American Legion Post 20 and the Disabled American Veterans Post 91. Recently, Julie was overwhelmingly elected to the Attleboro City Council demonstrating her unwavering commitment to her community and its’ residents.
The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.
Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.