Incredible Action: Erin Miller and the Recognition of WASPs

Photo courtesy of Erin Miller 

Photo courtesy of Erin Miller 

We're speaking at Podcast Movement in Chicago this week, so we are thrilled to have two great interviews to share with you.  In this episode, we talk with Erin Miller about her amazing journey to have her grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, buried at Arlington National Cemetary.  Harmon, a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II, wanted her service recognized as it would have been if she were a man.  Erin and her family organized and advocated, leading to the unanimous passage of a bill that allows WASPs to be buried at Arlington.  We are inspired by Erin's action and honored to share her story. 

In The Pearls, Beth shares her essay, Humanity First, on terrorism following the harrowing attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq this week.  Finally, in the Heels, we reflect on Independence Day and the privilege and responsibility of participating in a democracy. 

Erin and her family; photo courtesy of Erin Miller 

Erin and her family; photo courtesy of Erin Miller 

Erin and her family with Rep. McSally; photo courtesy of Erin Miller 

Erin and her family with Rep. McSally; photo courtesy of Erin Miller