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First, they said yes; then they said no; then they said yes again.

In an illustration of just how overly-sensitive (and some might say humorless) our culture has become, the VA San Diego Healthcare System has decided a visit by a veteran’s support group called “Pin Ups for Vets” is okay after all.


The group members dress up as World War II-style “glamour girls” in vintage clothing and hairstyles, and visit VA facilities to spread a little good cheer. What could be wrong with that?

Well, the group was scheduled to visit the San Diego facility later this month, but the appearance was cancelled by the VA system because officials feared the women would prompt “catcalling” from male veterans.



Who exactly was going to be offended by the catcalling? Not the Pin Ups, surely. It would seem a good old-fashioned “wolf whistle” would be exactly the correct response, and perfectly in keeping with their vintage theme. But this PC age has sucked the fun out of everything, including something as innocuous as dressing up like Betty Grable — even though all the woke snowflakes out there probably don’t have a clue who she was.


The Washington Examiner reports “the initial cancellation came as a shock to Pin Ups for Vets, which had previously visited the very same San Diego facility. Group members, who are predominantly female veterans, said they never have experienced harassment from patients since the group was started 14 years ago.”

After the Washington Examiner reported on the cancellation, the hospital relented, according to a statement from a spokesman saying, “After taking a closer look at this request, VA San Diego Healthcare System welcomes a visit from this group, just as the department does for many other groups throughout the year at VA facilities across the country.”


Pin Ups for Vets raises money for hospitalized veterans, primarily through the sale of a tongue-in-cheek calendar featuring its “pin ups.”

According to its website, the organization has donated over $60,000 worth of state-of-the-art rehab equipment for VA and military hospitals nationwide. During in-person visits, they bring in their calendars as gifts of appreciation, and have visited 12,000 ill and injured veterans in 68 VA hospitals, military hospitals and state veterans’ homes in 31 states.

Regarding the San Diego facility’s change of heart, Gina Elise, the group’s founder says “I feel so happy that they re-evaluated their decision and are going to allow our female veterans to visit their fellow veterans at the hospital. We are so excited for the visit, and we’re just so thankful and grateful to the hospital for allowing us to visit with the patients, and we hope to bring some joy and appreciation.”

Amen sistah!




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4 Responses

  1. Maria

    How do I join this club to become a pin up? I’d love to be a part of cheering up!

      • Kevin

        Sorry, her name is Gina Elise, I don’t know her personally, but I know she’s a lovely lady. I’m happy I can support her organization buying their calendars to send to deployed military and giving them to vets hospitalized at VA centers, of course as long as she continues to send me XOXO’s, I’ll always buy one for myself too.

  2. Carl

    I honestly cannot believe that they would even consider canceling the visit!!! Shame on the VA for even doing that and god bless these women for sacrificing their own time to do events like this to spread some cheer to our fellow veterans.


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