Sunday Snippet: The Story of a Woman’s Strength on This Solemn Day of Remembrance
After a couple weeks in hiatus, the WeHaKee directors return to share their thoughts in the Sunday Snippet . We hope you will join us each week ~ perhaps this can be your virtual bungee cord, tugging at you from the shores of Hunter Lake!
Leading up to today’s somber 10th anniversary of the horrible attacks in 2001, there has been quite a bit of reflection on that terrible day throughout broadcast, print and social media. Much of it has been a reliving of the tragedies of the day, a diversity of reactions to what had happened along with an exploration of how these events changed the course of history in the United States and throughout the world.
Many women played strong and important roles that day and in the days, weeks, months and years to follow. But until recently, the story of one young woman’s incredible heroism has not been told publicly. As reported in the Washington Post late last week, this is a story of the first woman F-16 pilot in the United States and her unflinching willingness to put her country’s need ahead of her own. We share this with you as a testament to the character and strength that is inherent in each and every girl and woman. Expect the best and that is what you will get every time!
F-16 Pilot was ready to give her life on September 11th
by Steve Hendrix, published September 8, 2011 in The Washington Post