Shining Moment

by Director Matia Karrell

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We all strive for that one moment that defines the rest of our lives. That moment we will always be remembered for when we fulfilled a dream, went beyond expectations of others and most importantly ourselves.

For a group of women pilots, the WASP was their all too brief shining moment. Ann Wood Kelly ( one of the first 25 American women pilots to fly for the ATA) once wrote, "They have forgotten us."

No Ann we have not forgotten you. You will have your shining moment again. - FlyGirls Team

WASP Lorraine Z. Rodgers (left) and Elaine D. Harmon salute during the playing of Taps at an Arlington National Cemetery ceremony honoring women service members. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kathleen T. Rhem, USA

WASP Lorraine Z. Rodgers (left) and Elaine D. Harmon salute during the playing of Taps at an Arlington National Cemetery ceremony honoring women service members. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kathleen T. Rhem, USA

"She taught others to see what she could: the beauty of flying, of service, of the idealism of a young woman seeking to serve her nation as a pilot." --Albert Lewis Jr. of Arlington, Va., on his mother, Dorothy Lewis

"She taught others to see what she could: the beauty of flying, of service, of the idealism of a young woman seeking to serve her nation as a pilot."

--Albert Lewis Jr. of Arlington, Va., on his mother, Dorothy Lewis