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               It’s Fall, and that means the Veterans edition. I always say it’s my favorite because,
               every Fall, I reminisce about the beginning of Senior Link Magazine. I think about
               my 10th-grade self in 1993, interviewing an older relative and discovering the   the
               value of the stories of the Greatest Generation. Then I think about my young
               mom self, in 2014, seizing the opportunity to buy Senior Link. I remember how
               wonderful it was to do my first story—sitting at the feet of a beloved neighbor   publisher
               and WWII Veteran. His story was just as impactful on me as my cousin’s had been.
               I believe God, the Author of all our stories, delights when we appreciate each
               other’s journeys.
               We are especially privileged to honor 16 WWII and Korean Era Veterans
               in this issue—all over the age of 90. We are also fortunate to have
               several veterans of Vietnam and the Gulf Wars, including career military
               personnel. We know you will enjoy:
               •   the innocent viewpoint of an eight-year-old who wrote about
                   her grandpa and whose words we chose to leave in her own
               •   the rare and lovely story of a 101-yr-old female WWII Veteran.

               •   the poignant and humorous anecdotes of a 99-yr-old WWII veteran
                   in his own words. (His son spent several days putting it together
                   from his father’s memoirs. The very night he submitted it, his dad
                   went to sleep and woke up in Heaven.)

               •   the remarkable story of a veteran of both WWII and Korea, who
                   went on to become one of the area’s most respected physicians and
                   the original medical director of Hospice of Lubbock.

               •   the varied and interesting testimonials of so many others, including the inspiring story of a Major General/
                   TTU alumnus/Veteran advocate, the thought-provoking narrative of an African American WWII veteran,
                   and the extraordinary biography of a Red Raider/astronaut.

               To each of these, I say, “Thank you for being willing to share your story.”  To my readers, I say, “Thank you
               for valuing the stories. Please share them with your kids and grandkids. You’ll discover a lot of valuable
               information you might not find in history books, and it’s even better because it comes straight from your
               Lubbock area neighbors and friends.”

               Also, please, please, please thank our advertisers. The cost of printing and shipping is skyrocketing, yet
               our sponsors believe in our mission enough to designate funds to advertise with Senior Link so that this
               publication can continue to be free to you. They need to know that you see their ads and that you appreciate
               them. It’s more important now than ever.

               We hope you enjoy the content of this extra-large keepsake issue and are inspired at the same time. And stay
               tuned for the Winter edition in December; it promises to be one of my favorites, too!

                                                                                                Erin Agee
               *If you would like copies of past veteran editions, please contact me by phone or email.

                                       The Mission of Senior Link

                        Our mission is to tell the stories of local seniors, not only to honor them,
                      but also to inspire and challenge younger generations. We endeavor to link
                      seniors with the resources they need to ensure quality of life. We believe in
                       the strength of the chain, in linking with one another, and in linking all of
                       us to information which can enhance our lives. We recognize the value of
                                  every season of life and the uniqueness of every story.
                                  Senior Link’s mission rests in the power of connection.
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