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Final Flight Final Fight: My grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery

February 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept her grandmother’s last request to be laid to rest there, she refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her.
Presenter Erin Miller’s grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WASP remained officially unrecognized as members of the military due to discriminatory thinking about gender on Capitol Hill and beyond. Miller led her family’s campaign on behalf of her grandmother, and all the women of the WASP, across social media, traditional news outlets, and to Capitol Hill to fight for their equal recognition at one of the nation’s most well-known cemeteries.

Presenter: Erin Miller


February 19, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm