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Last week when I was at Arlington Cemetery and the Women In Military Service For America Memorial (known locally as WIMSA), I found my long-time friend Geri Nyman on their computer in their museum. It was thrilling to see her on the big screen, as she deserves to be honored and remembered for her incredible service during World War II, first as a flight instructor training military pilots and then as a ferry pilot, flying brand new “untested” airplanes from the factories to the military airfields. I wrote about her at “Geri Was a WASP.”

The image, Women In Military Service For America Memorial, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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That is how my mother always described her stint during World War Two when she was serving her country as one of the now famous “Rosie the Riveters.” Although she never described it as service, she was obviously proud of the opportunity the war brought for her to work in a Baltimore defense plant or factory performing jobs that would have ordinarily gone to men.

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