Harmon, one out of about a thousand Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who were pilots who flew noncombat missions for the military, has been fighting to be one of the honorable people who could be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Women who were apart of WASPs were unable to get veteran status in the military because the official record of their effort was private, but then President Jimmy Carter has signed to honor those efforts and give them veteran status if it was earned. At Arlington National Cemetery, they were allowed to have WASPs members be buried in the cemetery because they were honorable and helped many during World War II. It was only just a month ago before Harmon died that the cemetery manager has said that WASPs members could not be buried in the cemetery no more because of the limited space they had. This has made many angry and so Harmon's last wishes were to be buried in the military cemetery so her family has fought for her. They have ended up creating a new bill that would end discrimination against WWII women pilots.
This connects to the Civil Rights Movements because the people of their kind were not allowed the same privilege that many others would get. The Women Pilots were discriminated against and had less of opportunity and rewards than men do. After the changes and many people being infuriated, They have changed it so the people could get the same things men get.
What would you have done if you were in Harmon's situation?
How would you feel if you did not have the same opportunities as everybody else does?
Would this be a leading step to end discrimination as a whole in America?