Many of us have differing opinions on the value of going to war, but what most of us can agree on is the respect and support that soldiers deserve. Being thousands of miles from home, family, and friends is traumatic in and of itself. When you also consider that their safety and lives are constantly at risk, it is hard to imagine anyone else that warrants the same level of recognition.
This is what makes Elizabeth Laird's story so special. Since 2003, Elizabeth has attended almost every deployment and redeployment ceremony at Fort Hood. At 83 years old, she goes above and beyond what most people would do to let these soldiers know just how much they mean to her and their country.