Female pilots (WASPs) deserve to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. These brave women contributed to the great war effort during WWII. Their bravery should be recognized with the same honors that male soldiers receive - the right to be buried at Arlington. A service member's gender should not deny her the right to be laid to rest at Arlington.
Yes, female pilots deserved to be buried at Arlington Cemetery. To argue otherwise to insist that women are somehow beneath men. If a woman fought in the military, she deserves to be treated with the utmost respect. Sexism is still a major problem in our society, but Arlington should rise above it.
While WASPs did not engage in battle during WWII, they served critical roles in training male fighter pilots and flying planes from place to place as needed. The US government waited far too long to recognize the valuable service of these women, failing to even grant them veteran status as well as denying burial at Arlington. At least, now their ashes may be interred there.
Female soldiers, particularly female pilots put their lives on the line just as much and just as frequently as thier male counterparts. What is surprising is that this honor has never been given to a female pilot before. It is an example of just how sexist the military is, even today.