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“This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when over 160,000 soldiers invaded Normandy, France, during World War 2. The effort would become the largest seaborne operation in history, as well as a turning point in the war.

In addition to the men who took part in that invasion, many women – including Women Airforce Service Pilots – also risked their lives on June 6, 1944. Women also played pivotal roles in war efforts through out history, assuming the roles of nurses, spies, code breakers, journalists and so much more.

We wish to honor the bravery of all that fought for freedom on that day. We also invite you to learn more about some of these women by visiting WASPs on the Web.