Americans, served in the U.S. military during World War II, said Judy Bellafaire, curator of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.
"Many Japanese women served in the armed forces while their families were in internment camps during the war," Bellafaire said. "Lots of Japanese and Chinese women were trained as interpreters and translators, and some Filipino American women put their lives on the line as members of the underground resistance in the Philippines."
RIVERDALE -- Hanging in a hallway of the Pentagon is a picture of Bob Ramos, 86, dressed in his U.S. Air Force blues -- the uniform he wore during a long and distinguished career.
The photograph is part of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Agency's Pioneers in Blue program.
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Norberto Ramos, is among 39 Air Force veterans, including medal recipients, historic figures and mentors, recognized in the program's second year for their contributions to the service.
The first year recognized astronaut Buzz Aldrin and pilot Chuck Yeager.
A prayer breakfast was held at The Landing (formerly known as Club Hill) on Feb. 2 in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast which is held in Washington, D.C.
The guest speaker was Gen. (Ret.) Robert C. Oaks, a former commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and a former general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Oaks' remarks focused on how important prayer is to our country and in individual's daily lives.
The nature of flight has changed in the more than six decades since Ben Fowler flew in history's biggest conflict, but he still could probably teach the pilots of today a thing or two.
Recently, Fowler, a 91-year-old Riverdale resident and former World War II pilot, was given a tour at Hill Air Force Base that included an up-close-and-personal visit with some 388th Fighter Wing pilots, one of the base's F-16s and its munitions in an aircraft hangar along the flightline.