On Wednesday, July 1, President Obama signed bill S.614 to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to the WASP. This is long overdue recognition of their service to our country and well deserved. Congratulations ladies! Bee Haydu was there for the signing along with Elaine Danforth Harmon, Lorraine H. Rodgers and current Air Force pilots.
It is likely that the official ceremony will not happen for another several months since they have to make the actual medal!
It was only the day before (on Tuesday) that Bee Haydu returned to Keystone Heights Airpark after participating (as a passenger) in the Women’s Air Race Classic to help raise awareness for the WASP and funds for the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum’s WASP History Center.
You can’t get much more timely than that!