Several women in the Dallas area will be honored alongside others chosen to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Several local women will be among those honored in a national ceremony for recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, 295 surviving Women Airforce Service Pilot members are set to accept the highest civilian granted Congressional honor in a Washington, D.C. based ceremony. The 1,102 WASP members and 11 killed in training will be honored with the distinction total.
As noted in the report, a total of 31 women from Texas, with six being from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are included on the list of honorees. A bill calling for recognition of the women is quoted by the Dallas Morning News as stating of their service, “They faced overwhelming cultural and gender bias against women in nontraditional roles and overcame multiple injustices and inequities in order to serve their country.”
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