Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded last July is going to be physically bestowed upon my Great Aunt Dorothy Jean and all her fellow WASPS tomorrow, by the President, as far as I know (but I'm not sure). I'm going up to Washington this evening. Do not know whether I can get into the ceremony. Mom is on the guest list, but doesn't want to attend, and it is unlikely I'll be allowed to take her place, but I may try.

In any event, after the ceremony, we will all have lunch together, including Aunt Dorothy's five adult children I haven't seen since I was in grade school, I think.

It may be a day or two before I write anything more on this blog, but when I do, it will hopefully be with pictures.

Aunt Dorothy says she is going to wear her WASP uniform. (That's Women's Airforce Service Pilots.)  It still fits her perfectly, too.

This morning's NPR story on this is here.


margaret said...

Congratulations to Aunt Dorothy! I'm always so glad when governments give awards to REAL people who did REAL things while they can still accept them - and I love the Armistice Day parades here when the women and men from WWII wear their uniforms.

DebD said...

how exciting! I hope they let you in.

Mimi said...

I heard a news article about the award this morning, how wonderful to have a personal connection

elizabeth said...

neat! hope they let you in! :) congrads to A. Dorothy!

amy said...

Wonderful! Congratulations to your aunt! I'll look forward to seeing your photos.