It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon was finally laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Harmon died last year at age 95. She was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), a group of women who flew military aircraft during World War II so that men were freed up for combat missions.
The women were not granted military status at the time they served, but received retroactive status as veterans in 1977.
On Wednesday, Harmon’s ashes were laid to rest at a funeral service with military honors.

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