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In Celebration of Women Who Paved the Way For Us

At a White House ceremony earlier this month celebrating Women’s History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama honored the 200,000 women on active duty in the military and the women veterans who served with distinction before them.

Much has changed since the gallant women pilots — called WASPS — served during World War II without pay or benefits or official recognition until almost 50 years later.

First, here is a very brief video of the White House ceremony. Then read further as I revisit my story about the WASPS, whose duty to country was so exemplary, but who were relieved of their jobs by returning veterans and then faded into obscurity. Read More→