Visit a WASP gravesite to honor their brave service
Women in Aviation International (WAI) members and friends will honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) by visiting their graves and leaving an appropriate decoration in the form of flowers or other remembrances. In its fifth year, the #HonorTheWASP program was originally envisioned to take place over the Memorial Day weekend each year. In an effort to allow participants to observe best social-distancing practices, WAI offers that large groups can be easily avoided by visiting gravesites over the entire month of May as opposed to just on Monday, May 30 th , Memorial Day.
“WAI members around the world are grateful for the service and sacrifice of the formidable group of WASP who served so honorably during World War II. This group of impressive women were brave and dedicated, and it is our honor, as an organization, to pay tribute to their bravery and dedication. These incredible women who risked their lives to do their part for the war effort, led the way for so many of us,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay.