THIS makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
I feel like the U.S. military is finally getting its act together–they’re repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” (probably) and they’re finally recognizing the efforts of female pilots in WWII, who risked their lives for our country but were never given any gratitude.
There were over 200 women pilots in WWII and none of them received recognition. They had to pay for their own transportation home and if they died in duty, their bodies weren’t even ceremoniously adorned in flags. These women flew non-combat missions to free up male pilots for fighting.
On Wednesday the remaining women the Congressional Gold Medal–the highest civilian honor…and the best part? None of the women interviewed in the story thought they were any the less without it. They just volunteered because they felt it was the right thing to do.
I don’t know if I could ever be that brave. I admire these women.