He spoke at the Memorial Amphitheater, symbolizing the strong backbone of our nation. Meanwhile, a group of female veterans dressed as World War 2 pin-up models gathered at the West L.A VA Hospital campus to give back on Veterans Day. Gina Elise, founder of nonprofit organization Pin-Ups for Vets, explained that there’s no better way to spend Veterans Day than showing gratitude to those who served.
They were delivering calendar gifts of appreciation to the veterans, using the calendar as a fundraising effort. The pin-up models, who are all female veterans, help the patients connect with their inner courage and strength. The patients are often surprised to learn that these ladies dressed in 1940s attire are veterans themselves.
Jennifer Marshall, a member of Pin-Ups for Vets and a former Navy servicewoman, expressed how meaningful it is to connect with the veterans during their visits. Monica Cup to Abram, a retired Army Major, added that their visits serve as a form of post-service service, allowing them to show recognition and appreciation to those who answered the call to serve.
It is important to learn from the past and ensure that the veterans of today are valued, appreciated, and well taken care of..