Zinda Law - November 2019

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TEXAS Austin Downtown Office: 1601 Rio Grande St. Suite 450 Austin, TX 78701 Arlington Office: 3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, TX 76018 Carrollton Office: 2340 E. Trinity Mills Suite 300 Carrollton, TX 75006 Corpus Christi Office: 3205 Rodd Field Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78414 Dallas Office: 3131 McKinney Ave. Suite 600 Dallas, TX 75204 El Paso Office: 2300 George Dieter Drive El Paso, TX 79936 Fort Worth Office: 201 Main Street Suite 600 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Houston Office: 1700 Post Oak Boulevard, 2 BLVD. Place Suite 600 Houston, TX 77056 Midland Office: 6 Desta Drive Suite 4600 Midland, TX 79705 Plano Office: 6860 North Dallas Pkwy. Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024 Round Rock Office: 1000 Heritage Center Circle Round Rock, TX 78664 San Antonio Office: 18756 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78258

Temple Office: 319 South First Temple, TX 76504 Waco Office: 7215 Bosque Blvd. Suite 107 Waco, TX 76710 COLORADO Aurora Office: 3190 S. VaughnWay Suite 550 Aurora, CO 80014 Boulder Office: 1434 Spruce Street Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US

How We Can Appreciate Our Veterans

If we have no way of celebrating the true meaning of a holiday, we risk losing sight of why it’s significant. Veterans Day carries immense significance for anybody who has served or had close family who has served in the military, but what should that day mean for everybody else? What emotions should the day rouse, and what should we do about them? You shouldn’t have to be a veteran or a veteran’s immediate family member to show your appreciation for those who have served. If you want to make a difference for the veterans in your town or neighborhood this Veterans Day, here are a few ways you can do that. A FEW MINUTES OF SILENCE Every Veterans Day at 1:11 p.m. (CDT), anybody who is willing can participate in the National Two Minutes of Silence. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the ways veterans have impacted their lives, and any American can take part. By joining thousands of other Americans in these moments of silence, this is one little way you can show your support for the former members of our U.S. armed forces. Make Care Packages If you’re looking for a more practical way to show your appreciation for veterans, or current service members for that matter, making care packages for veteran families on a low income or for troops overseas is a great way to do that. Plenty of organizations can help you get care packages to the families who need them. Soldiers’ Angels can connect you with veteran and military families who need financial support for gifts and holiday meals through their Adopt-A-Family program. Blue Star

Moms can help identify troops who need care packages while overseas. Find a way of giving that works best for you! VISIT A VETERANS’ HOSPITAL America’s veteran population is aging, and more and more reside in VA hospitals and nursing homes. Many of these facilities put on celebrations for their veterans, and you can call them and find out about ways to volunteer. It’s a great way to provide for the vets in your community, and you’ll no doubt hear some incredible stories about their time in the service. Your role in helping them doesn’t have to be big — just being available can make a world of difference. WEAR A POPPY After Europe was devastated by World War I, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor and poet, wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields,” which noted that red poppies were the first flowers to bloom on the battlefields. The poem gained world renown, and now the red poppy is a symbol for the sacrifices our veterans made and our troops continue to make today. By pinning a red poppy to your shirt or lapel, you can help others remember the importance of Veterans Day. Veterans’ sacrifices don’t just impact those close to them. They impact all of us, and for that reason, any of us can look for ways to thank veterans for their service. What can you do this Veterans Day to help the former service members in your community?

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