December 7, 1944
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I don't know it seems incredible...that you can have so many different emotions...
happiness, sorrow, pride...I have all three of those today.
I'm very happy that we've trained a thousand women
to fly the Army way...I think it's going to mean more to aviation
than anyone realizes.
I'm very happy that General Arnold and General Yount
that made this possible, are here for the final phase of
this wonderful program ...
this program that will go down
in history...not only in history,
but I'm sure it's going to do something
that is so vital and has been so
badly needed in aviation for so many years...
and that is women's interest...and I'm sure that if there's a reason to
call you girls back up after December 20,
that all of you will respond and that we'll have
probably 95% of you back in the Air Forces anyway...