National WASP WWII Museum Tells the Tale of Forgotten 'Fly Girls'
People hear the word “wasp” and think of the aggressive stinging insect, but in this case it’s an acronym for Women Airforce Service Pilots. Specifically, these courageous women were some of the first to fly American military aircraft during WWII. The National WASP WWII Museum looks to educate the public about these role models, and preserve their memories.
This package, mailed in an invitation-style envelope, includes a six-page letter, postcard/petition, response form and BRE.
The front of this action device included in the direct mail package is rather powerful, and the most interesting. It’s a postcard featuring some of the “Fly Girls” (their term, not me being cheeky). The back of the postcard features a request to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to restore the WASPs’ right to have their ashes buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Inviting You to Take a Peek
This envelope does a great job of mimicking an invitation, from the gold foil corner card sticker — from Peter Fox, board member and expansion director — to the live stamps. Even the creamy color is similar to what you might see among party and wedding invites.
Settle in for a Good Read
The six-page letter details how the women pilots have been stripped of the right to have their ashes buried at Arlington National Cemetery in the opening page, but then continues on to tell the whole story of these brave women, and why it’s so important that they’re rightfully honored for their service.
Speed Barrier-Breaking Response
This nonprofit direct mail package not only works to restore the WASP's right to burial at Arlington Cemetery, but also makes the ask for a donation to be put toward the building of the National WASP World War II Museum building expansion.