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THE WEEK OF THE GOLD

page updated: March 29

WASP GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY & SPECIAL EVENTS - MARCH 8 - 12, 2010

Official Pages: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson - WOMEN'S MEMORIAL -- FUNDRAISING FOR WASP:Donations through FlyGirls.Org

MEDIA LINKS - Recording the WASP Story and the Medal

Partial List of March 10 Newspaper Articles - Courtesy of Amy Goodpaster Strebe - compiled at Newseum in DC
Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)
Article on page A-7
 
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Article on page A8
 
Billings Gazette (Montana)
Article on page 4A
 
Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming)
Big cover photo of WASP Betty Strohfus at bottom with USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz
 
The Commercial Appeal (Tennessee)
Cover story featuring four WASP from Memphis, TN
 
Denver Post
Cover story by Michael Riley (features WASP Lucile Wise)
 
Houston Chronicle (Texas)
Nice cover photo featuring WASP at CGM ceremony and photo of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee with WASP Betty Berkstresser  and WASP Barbara Heinrich 
 
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)
Big cover story featuring WASP Ellinore Owens Pyle and WASP Ethel Jones Sheffler
 
The Oklahoman
Cover photo (sidebar) of WASP Betty Strohfus with article on page 6A
 
The Oregonian
Big story on front cover; six WASP featured
 
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
Big front cover photo of WASP Betty Brown
AP story by Kimberly Hefling
 
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)
Article on page A4 
 
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Article on page A3 features photo of WASP Vivian Eddy and WASP Doris Tracy
 
The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
Article on page 2
 
Star Tribune (St. Paul, MN)
Small cover photo of WASP Betty Strohfus; article on page B1
 
USA Today
Photo and cutline on page 3A featuring WASP Lorraine Rodgers
 
The Wall Street Journal
Photo and cutline on page A8 featuring WASP Elaine Harmon and two other WASP
 
The Washington Post
Cover photo (no article) of WASP Betty Strohfus and WASP Florence Shutsy-Reynolds, and small photo of WASP Deanie Parrish receiving the CGM

Other links


The Schedule

(Events, Concurrent Happenings of Interest) - Most events required RSVPs: see Official CAIP /
  • MONDAY March 8, 2010 - Early Arrivals
    - 10am - 5pm - Womens Memorial / FLYGIRLS Exhibit!
  • TUESDAY March 9, 2010 - Family Day
    - 2 p.m. - WASP remembrance ceremony at the AIR FORCE MEMORIAL
    - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Reception at WMF (Womens Memorial Foundation) / FLYGIRLS Exhibit! - Arlington Cemetery

  • WEDNESDAY March 10, 2010 - CEREMONY DAY
    - 9:30am - 10:30 - Seating for ceremony - North or South Entrance of US Capitol
    - 11 am - Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony - The Rotunda, US Capitol, Washington DC
    - 4:30 for wine, soda, cheese, Lobby, Hampton Inn, 250 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD. .
    - 6:00 pm Event at Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is a wonderful venue for the WASP because its focus is on womenís history. Here is a link to the museumís website if youíd like to take a look at it: http://www.sewallbelmont.org/
    - Nothing official -

  • THURSDAY March 11, 2010 - Post Activities
    - 8:30 am - Services for WASP Marjory Foster Munn, W-44-5 - Arlington Cemetery if you intend to come so that space can be made available.
    - 2:00 - 4 p.m. Amy Goodpaster Strebe will be signing copies of her book Flying for Her Country at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, WASP are invited to attend

  • FRIDAY March 12, 2010 - Post Activities
    - Visit your Congressman / See the Museums / Walk the Mall ??

  • SATURDAY March 13, 2010 - Women in Aviation and Space Day (Girl Scout Day) at the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center / Contact: Roberta Zimmerman CRC, Outreach Chair 516-425-9952 - Over 3000 people expected to attend / 12 noon - Major Nicole "Fifi" Malachowski will also be speaking at the event. TWO AMYS: Amy Goodpaster Strebe will be signing copies of her book Flying for Her Country. Amy Nathan will be signing copies of her book YANKEE DOODLE GIRLS WASP are invited to attend and meet the public - FREE PARKING for WASP Families ($15 value) - Must call . .

  • SUNDAY March 14, 2010
    - 2:00 - 4 p.m. Amy Nathan will be signing copies of her book YANKEE DOODLE GIRLS at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, WASP are invited to attend

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