Sunday, March 14, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

President Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the first women pilots who served during World War II. During the ceremony the Associated Press reports that one of the pilots, Deanie Parrish, said that they "served our country without any expectation of recognition or glory and we did it without compromising the values that we were taught growing up."



There were more than 1,000 women in the program and some 300 are believed to still be alive. We are happy that these women were finally honored. They are truly inspiring.

8 comments:

Brosreview said...

I love the attitude of doing something, anything without any expectations. Truly, these women are inspiring!

Judith Ellis said...

Yes, Ajey! It is even more amazing that so many women became pilots during a time where women were terribly discriminated against. I suppose the fact that so many men were away fighting WW II made it necessary for women to serve in this capacity.

Dave Wheeler said...

Judith,

Thanks for sharing this. I think it would be equally important to recognize the hundreds of thousands of women who worked in the factories and manufacturing lines building the planes our pilots flew during WWII. Hard work, sacrifice, and strength and but a few of the words that describe working women. Past and present. You gotta respect that indeed!

DB said...

Well it's about time !!

Judith Ellis said...

Yes, indeed, Dave. They too should be honored. They held down the fort while their husbands were away and also worked countless hours to support the war effort. Many husbands did not return. Thanks for that mention. Thanks also for the mention of women today that work so hard for their families; many do so in single family households. I love the work that you do for these. Much love and gratitude to you, my friend.

Judith Ellis said...

For sure, DB! For sure!

septembermom said...

Those women had such strength and courage. Very worthy recipients.

Judith Ellis said...

Strength and courage indeed, Kelly!