Deanie says, "It didn't matter; I wanted to fly for my country. I just loved to fly and this was a way I could do that and serve."
Deanie and Nancy also established a WASP museum in Sweetwater, Texas and two traveling museum exhibits. Nancy, a former producer for KWBU, started documenting her mom's WASP experiences online and interviewed over 100 veterans of the WASP, recording their memories for the website.
"My first thought was just that I was overwhelmed," Nancy Parrish said of the honor. "To be put in the category with the women who have gone before in this particular prestigious hall of fame was unbelievable.
"Jackie Cochran, who started the WASP, is in the Pioneer Hall of Fame, and some pretty remarkable women who have done some remarkable things are in the Pioneer Hall of Fame. It's kind of mind-boggling. It really helped shine another light on the WASPs themselves."
We are all thankful of the work Deanie & Nancy have done in preserving the history of the WASP for future generations. Thanks to them, the contribution of these courageous, bold, and inspiring women will never be forgotten!
More at http://www.wacotrib.com/news/military/mother-daughter-duo-inducted-into-women-in-aviation-hall-of/article_bdb478b3-724f-5c56-841d-3749974e6db2.html and http://www.highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/flying-high-20150324/