Victory! HR 4336 is Law.
May 21, 2016 — Hi amazing supporters!
(This is Erin Miller, Tiffany's sister, doing the final victory email.)
We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. For my sisters and my cousins, those shoulders belong to our grandmother Elaine Harmon. We could not let her last request to be at Arlington National Cemetery go unfulfilled.
Fortunately our story resonated with all of you.
And it also resonated with Representative Martha McSally of Arizona, herself a trailblazer for women as the first woman pilot to fly combat missions for the US military. She knew some of my grandmother's WASP friends and stated multiple times throughout this process that her opportunity to serve was a result of WASP serving in WWII, when women often didn't even drive cars, much less fly planes for the military. And yesterday HR 4336, the bill she introduced to ensure that the WASP are eligible for inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery, became law.
This campaign shows how important it is to remember the history of those who came before us and to ensure the next generation learns that history too. And to fight when the rights of those people are taken away.
For that reason we continue to ask for support for Avery and Jessee as they compete with their WASP documentary at National History Day.
Our family is so grateful for the support from all of you, from Congress, from the media, from everyone.
And if you want to know more about this experience, I'm writing a book. So keep an eye out.
And the entire Harmon Family
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