Speeches - Selected Videos
"Higher Than You've Ever Flown" Nancy's presentation to Zonta International at the regional Amelia Earhart Luncheon, 2012.
Short clip from Deanie Parrish's interview at Gathering of Eagles--Maxwell Air Force Base Command and Staff College. June, 2011 Montgomery, Alabama
Nancy's speech at the opening of the FlyGirl's Exhibit, Nov. 14, 2008 Arlington, Virginia
2010, Deanie Parrish accepts the Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of all WASP -- Washington, DC.
Deanie's speech at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony-- US Capitol, March 10, 2010, thanking Congress on behalf of all the WASP.
Deanie's speech thanking Senator Hutchison for sponsoring the Congressional Gold Medal Bill--Veteran's Day, 2009, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas
Nancy's speech to the Girl Scouts at the Women of Distinction Luncheon, Abilene, Texas 2005
Nancy's speech to the WASP at the Women's Memorial, March 9, 2010, Arlington, Virginia.
2005, Texas Aviation Hall of Fame award presented to WASP Ruth Flory, who could not attend the ceremony. The award was presented in front of a PT-19 at the Commemorative Air Force hangar in Midland, Texas
News as it is happens
Our best resource is our brochure--written to share a short history of the WASP and Wings Across America. Click on either page to see the brochure. You must have Adobe Acrobat to view the file.
Articles written by Nancy & Deanie
by Nancy Parrish, March 2015 Women in Aviation News
by Nancy Parrish November 11, 2014 Family Security Matters
Spirit of the Women Airforce Service Pilots
by Nancy Parrish -- Dec 2012 for Pilot Magazine Reposted online
by Nancy Parrish Daedalus Flyer featured article and cover art -- reposted - Oct. 5, 2010
by Deanie Parrish Special Edition of the Stars and Stripes, March 10, 2010
by Nancy Parrish Published in "WASP Women With Wings. NPR.org March, 2010
Written and published by Nancy Parrish and sent to the WASP across America, 2009.
by Nancy Parrish, pp. 86-89. Salute to Freedom, Spring 2008. US Press Service. Lafayette Marketing Group, Inc.
by Nancy Parrish USAF Founding Centennial & 60th Anniversary Commemorative Book, forward by President George W. Bush, published by the Times Group, 2007. p 67. (or, read text of original)
by Nancy Parrish. pp. 69-71. One Hundred Years of Powered Flight, 1903-2003. Forward by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. The Winchester Group, 2003
by Nancy Parrish. Original article published online in 2002 and in several newspapers including the Sweetwater Reporter in May, 2005
2012 - 2016
Waco Tribune Herald: "Mother Daughter duo inducted into Women in Aviation Hall of Fame. by Regina Dennis.
Women in Aviation, International press release, February 17, 2015
Women Make History 'Fly Girls of WWII' change face of U.S.military. written by Lois Rodriguez. 'Texas Highways. November 10, 2014
Austin Free November 11, 2014
by Maggie Kennon, June 6, 2014 Family Security Matters
Unsung Heroes, the story of America's female patriots Interview with Deanie Parrish, 5 Decemter 2012
2011 - 2009
Hometown patriots: Waco today June, 2011
Stars & Strips Special Edition featuring Deanie Parrish's WASP Profiles. Much of the content and graphics provided by Wings Across America.
Waco aviator among WWII pilot given Congressional Gold Medal Waco Tribune Herald, March 11, 2010
"Women Pilots in World War 2 Finally Get Recognition" Voice of America interview with Deanie Parrish
Women in the Wings - article by Stacey Tillie -- Baylor Magazine, cover story Winter 2009/2010 Vol. 8, Issue 2
S.614: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Section 1. (32) features Wings Across America 2009
FlyGirls Exhibit Honors First Military Women Aviators by Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, American Armed Forces Press Service Printed for U.S. Department of Defense
Pentagon Channel on the FlyGirls opening at the Women's Memorial
WWII's Unsung Heroes: The Fly Girls WTOP News Nov 17, 2008
Exhibit hightlights World War II efforts of Women Airforce Service Pilots by Terri Jo Ryan Waco Tribune Herald Nov. 3, 2007
On a Wing and a Prayer by Lynn Bulmahn Wacoan Magazine Nov. 2007
Wings Across America Presents: Fly Girls of WWII Mayborn Museum News, 2007
Baylor Lariat Feature: Exhibit Presents Flygirls Oct. 16, 2007 article by Christine Bolanos Mayborn Museum announces: Wings Across America's 'FLYGIRLS OF WWII" Open September 15, 2007
WASP shares her World War II experiences | Chrissy Cuttita, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/30/2006
Texas Country Reporter: Feature on Nancy Parrish, the WASP and the National WASP Museum.
Show # 987 aired June 29, 2006.
2003 - 2005
WASP Deanie Parrish & Wings Across America--Miltary Officer Magazine, 2005
WASP Deanie Parrish featured member, back cover of USAA Magazine, 2005
"The Women Airforce Service Pilots: Honoring Their Service" The Arnold Air Letter--Fall 2004 Volume 56, Issue 1
Veterans Notebook: "60 Years Later" by Richard Smith Published Feb. 23, 2004, Waco Tribune Herald
Women Pilots Honored (Texas Aviation Hall of Fame) Nov. 2004
1999 - 2002
Belle Amoire's Ad--created by Advertising Director Diana Akroyd, appearing in the winter 02 edition of 'Belle Amoire' Catalogue
WASP Pilot Chronicles Women Pilots Aviation Contributions Air Force News Article by Airman 1st Class Susan McQueary March
"Lyrical History" Waco Tribune Herald article on Wings Across America's "Marching Songs of the WASP April, 2001
"Sites Honor Women Pioneers in Aviation" New York Times August 10, 2000 Great review on WASP on the WEB
"Taking Flight" Baylor Line Magazine, Spring, 2000 Ruth Helm
"She Has Her Wings" Oct. 10, 1999
Waco Tribune Herald front page article on Sister Teresa and her trip to Texas
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