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Female WWII pilots can be buried at Arlington at last

75 years later, WASPs have won one last battle!
On friday may 20th, 2016 President Obama signed the bill, which allows female pilots, who joined the warefforts in the Second World War, to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The women were members of the WASP -Women Auxilairy Service Pilots. They had to buy their own uniforms, they flew all kinds of planes, unarmed and 38 of them died for their country, but the final honor -a burial on a military cemetery was denied to these brave women. While recognition through medailles took also many years, was that Friday a special day in history, when after 75 years, finally this battle came to an end by one very important signature!

Source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/female-wii-pilots

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