This is just stupid. Let them in.
ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — A woman who flew for the U.S. Military during World War II has been denied burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
A rule change is keeping her, and other females who flew noncombat missions during WWII from having their ashes laid to rest at the cemetery.
The women, known as WASPs, served in a special unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions during the war, to free up male pilots for combat.
During the war, the women were considered civilians. But since 1977, federal law has granted them status as veterans. Since 2002, they have been eligible to have their ashes placed at Arlington.
However in March, the Secretary of the Army ruled that WASPs never should have been allowed in and revoked their eligibility.
The family of a Maryland WASP who died in April is pushing to have the eligibility restored.