Monday has been recognized as Cornelia Clark Fort Day in Nashville.

She was not only a Nashville native, but a World War II veteran, a trailblazing aviator and the first American woman to die while on active military duty.

Fort went to Ward-Belmont and Harpeth Hall School and would have turned 100 years old on Monday.

Mayor David Briley released a proclamation dedicating this day to her memory.

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