Monday, September 27, 2010

Strong Women - Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart remembered for her strength

Amelia Earhart was a strong, successful woman and really a pioneer for women. She never allowed anyone to tell her she could not accomplish what she had put her mind to.
As most everyone knows Amelia is known for her dedication to flying and her final flight. The last flight she ever took was attempting to fly around the world. She knew that no one had ever successfully done it, but she just figured she'd be the first.
She disappeared during her trip never to be heard from again, but that single attempt made her a role model for young girls for years to come.
In 1932, she was the first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, she was the first female to ever receive the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Only a few women proceeding her have been able to receive the same honor.
Amelia is easy to identify with her cropped hair, which was almost unheard of at that time, tomboy appearances, and usually pictured around an airplane or on a runway. She also always had on a leather flight jacket which would keep her warm during flights in her small aircraft.
One of my favorite Strong Women.

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Susan said...

Always loved what this brave woman did in his lifetime.

Kate said...

I have always appreciated this woman's strength.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

my little nine year old just read a biography of Amelia, and loved it. She wrote that Amelia was "clever" and did things her own way.

I am sad that she died trying, but love the she pursued her own way, her own goals.

I just love this series of strong women -- it's such a wonderful group, wonderful lessons!

Jeanne said...

I love all you share.
Much love and many blessings

Kudo's to all the brave women of the world♥

parTea lady said...

She was an intersting woman and another great choice for your "strong women" series.