Congress Passes Bill Supporting Arlington Burial Honor for Female Pilots

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:38am

Reuters reports that “U.S. lawmakers cleared the way on Wednesday for female pilots from World War Two to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the vast military cemetery just outside Washington.”  

“The House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously approved legislation to allow the cremated remains of about 1,000 women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, in the 1940s to be buried there.”  

“The Senate passed the bill late on Tuesday and the House approved it on Wednesday, sending it to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.”