Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (Photo credit: hugovk)
Lately, PBS has been showing a film about women who served with the WASPS in WWII. For many decades the US government treated them disgracefully. Like Betty Grable, who did everything Fred Astaire did, and did it backwards in high heels, women served as pilots and risked their lives over and over during WWII …just like men. I won’t recount the story here, you can look it up on the PBS Internet web site.
Although the story of the WASPs remained hidden for decades. I knew about them because Aunt Marge was a WAC (Women’s Army Corps) and for years, she and other women who served in WWII fought for the recognition they deserved. Before she died, one on one of her last visits to Washington, Marge got to see the WWII memorial, and the monument dedicated to the WACs.
South section of WWII Memorial (Photo credit: nsub1)
I am a day late remembering these women, but what is a date? We should honor our veterans every day.
Photo below: Aunt Marge visiting my family while we were living in Georgia and she was on furlough from the Army (left-right, Aunt Marge, me, my sister Michelle, and Dad).