By Wyatt Earp | January 8, 2009
Remember the name (and the face) of Gina Elise. This woman is simply remarkable.
Pin-up art — a morale-booster for troops fighting overseas during World War II — is making a comeback, or will be if a California woman has anything to say about it.
Gina Elise, 26, is bringing retro back with her third annual “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendar, which features herself in costumes and poses that were popular among America’s fighting men in the 1940s. Profits from the sales of the calendars provide assistance to U.S. military hospitals.
And that alone should be reason enough for everyone to buy one.
“About two years ago I started hearing stories of wounded soldiers that were coming back to underfunded hospitals, so I just decided that I really wanted to do something to help out,” Elise told FOXNews.com. “I‘ve always been a huge fan of the pin-up era, so I figured I can sort of combine my love for this era to not only use the money for the hospitals but also help boost morale with the calendars themselves.”
At Pinupsforvets.com, with a donation of $22 or more, anyone can purchase a calendar for themselves, a hospitalized veteran or a deployed service member, along with a personal message of appreciation.
As great as that is, this next part is simply amazing:
If the calendar is being sent overseas, Elise mails it in a care package. For those recovering in U.S. hospitals, she hand-delivers every calendar. (H/T - FOXNEWS.com)
Unbelievable. Strike that. It is very believable, and says a lot for Elise’s character. We need more people like her helping out people like our troops.
You can click here for Pin-Ups For Vets. Check it out.
Topics: The Troops |