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Are WASP pilots truly veterans?

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Both the news article regarding burying the remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) during World War II at Arlington National Cemetery and the one letter to the editor border on silly. My favorite uncle was a decorated Air Force pilot during the war, and I discussed this...

Women pilots during World War II deserve burial at Arlington

To the editor: Shame on the Army and especially former Army Secretary John McHugh for refusing to allow the interment at Arlington National Cemetery of the remains of women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) during World War II. ("Women who flew on home front in WWII seek burial...

Newswire: Take that, D.W. Griffith—the new Birth Of A Nation just won Sundance

Somewhere, in a carefully segregated cemetery, D.W. Griffith is rolling around in his grave. Nate Parker’s plan to totally stick it to that long-dead racist continues unabated, as the former’s pointedly titled The Birth Of A Nation—about Nat Turner and his slave rebellion, not about the “heroic” exploits of the KKK—just won both the U.S. Show More Summary

NASA memorial for fallen astronauts

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and family members of fallen astronauts took part in a memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Tomb Of The Unknown Soldiers Photo: Viral Pictures Show U.S. Army Soldiers Guarding Tomb During East Coast Blizzard

A photo from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers went viral this weekend, showing U.S. Army soldiers continuing to stand guard even as the East Coast blizzard raged on around them. The photos came from Arlington National Cemetery, which is close to the epicenter of the blizzard that bore down on the East Coast this... Show More Summary

Women Pilots Flew During World War II, Denied Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

First Lt. Elaine Danforth Harmon, a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot, or WASP, was one of many women who served their country when it needed them the most. More than 70 years after Harmon flew military aircraft, her family wants to place her ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Harmon, a Congressional Gold Medal...

More than 100 women live stream their abortion experienes

Now read this:Planned Parenthood sues right-wing smear merchants (Jan 14, 2016) Ted Cruz Would Leave Empty SOTU Seat For ’50 Million Unborn Children’ (Jan 9, 2016) Female WWII Pilots Kept From National Cemetery (Jan 2, 2016) Trump Spox Who Wore Bullet Necklace On TV: ‘Maybe I’ll Wear A Fetus Next Time’ (Dec 30, 2015) Christie [...]

The Women Excluded From Arlington National Cemetery

The World War II pilots fought for their right to be recognized for decades, but have been barred from being buried on the grounds.

Memorial service honors missing Tuskegee airman

A memorial service was held at Arlington National Cemetery for Tuskegee Airman 2LT Samuel G. Leftenant on Thursday, more than 70 years after went missing during an escort mission over Austria in 1945.

Why the ashes of female WWII pilots can’t be placed at Arlington Cemetery

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski introduces legislation to allow WASPs into the national military burial ground.

Truck driver desecrates veterans’ graves

Elwood, Illinois Police have arrested Faraz Namdari, of Chicago for driving his semi-truck over the graves of veterans at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery acording to the Herald News; Disobeying the “No Truck” signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a […]

Air Force Veteran Awaiting Burial at Arlington National Cemetery

Born on the Fourth of July, Joseph Ludwig Sieger's family says he was as patriotic as they come. The main pillars of his life were family and military.

Female WWII Pilots Not Allowed Rightful Burial at Arlington National Cemetary

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Despite earning the right to be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery back in 2002, the female pilots of World War II must once again fight the same fight.

A taxi driver’s standoff with U.S. Park Police outside Arlington National Cemetery

Yahia Fayed has gone to federal court to defend his right to pick up passengers along Memorial Avenue.

Female WWII Pilots Kept From National Cemetery

A rule change is keeping a group of female US pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The women, known as WASPs, served in a special unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for [...]

Female WWII Pilots Barred From Arlington National Cemetery

last monthNews : Huffington Post

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The ashes of World War II veteran Elaine Harmon are sitting in a closet in her daughter's home, where they will remain until they can go to what her family says is her rightful resting place: Arlington National Cemetery. Harmon...Show More Summary

Women WWII Pilots Barred from Arlington National Cemetery

The ashes of World War II veteran and former WASP pilot Elaine Harmon cannot be placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

MO: Craftsmen Restore Old Train Cars in Madison for Luxury Travel on Nation's Rails

Dec. 26--MADISON -- It looks like a cemetery for old passenger trains -- tight rows parked along sidings behind a high fence. Faded plywood covers shattered windows. Nearby is a jumble of rusting wheels. It's a different story inside the t

Former Navy SEAL killed in bicycle accident laid to rest

Retired Navy Capt. Timothy A. Holden was laid to rest on Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. The former Navy SEAL died after being struck by a car while riding his bike in August.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

Metro has made plans to deal with the crowding likely to occur at Arlington National Cemetery station during Saturday's Wreaths Across America event.

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