Elizabeth Laird is someone that all the soldiers in the area both dread, as well as look forward to meeting. She is one of the last things they see before they are deployed, but also one of the first things they see when they get back. It all started when she was hugged by one soldier, then another, then another. After this a tradition was born, and she was dubbed as "the hug lady." We at SFG love stories that inspire hope, so we wanted to share it with you.