Thursday, March 1, 2007

Wednesday Hero Post

To post the Wednesday Hero post to your site is a bit of a bother but it's simple. Just copy the italicized text below and paste it to your site. Where you see the < character you'll notice that there's a space between it and the next character. Just do away with that space to close the tag. That's it. Like I said, a bit of a bother but simple.


This Post Was Suggested By < a href="http://mjgolch.blogspot.com">Mike< /a>

< center>< img src="http://oi58.tinypic.com/2i7bimg.jpg" border="1" alt="WASP">< /center>< /img>< center>< I>WASP
< img src="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/151/qwsx.jpg" alt="U.S. Army Air Forces">< /img>

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1943 they were created when the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were merged together. The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined. Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP< /center>< /I>

You can read more about WASP < a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Airforce_Service_Pilots">here< /a>

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. < FONT COLOR=red>< FONT SIZE=2>Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look< /FONT SIZE>< /FONT COLOR>

< b>This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go < a href="http://rightwingrightminded.blogspot.com/2006/08/wednesday-hero-blogroll.html">here< /a>.< /B> < center>< img src="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8360/whlogo.jpg" border="1" alt="Wednesday Hero Logo">< /center>< /img>

4 comments:

Meaghan said...

I am the oldest great-grandchild of Sgt. McGowen. I want to thank you for featuring him today. It touches my heart greatly.

Christopher Lee said...

It's my pleasure.

Mike Golch said...

I hope that I copied this right,if not Maybe Sandee will be kind enought to fix it for me again.
I do not know how to do html.

Lady D said...

Thanks for the post- very sad, very emotional, very gut wrenching. I am glad I can honor them on my blog.