Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor that will be remembered Wednesday on the 70th anniversary, young men in small towns across America united and lined up at the enlistment offices to serve their country at war.
And a few courageous women.
At 28, Mary Reineberg Burchard peered out the window of her medical practice at the young enlistees marching off to war on the street below in York, Penn.
Mary, known to everyone in town as "Dr. Mary," left her podiatry practice and visited her father in his shoe store.
"I want to join the military," she said.
"What will you do, girl?" he asked.
"Well, I can fly."