Littlejohn Law LLC - November 2019

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of the day they signed an armistice agreement with Germany. The agreement ended all fighting between sides. After World War II, countries picked different names for the day. Some countries, like France and the U.K., call it Remembrance Day.

A couple years ago, I was at a football game. I don’t remember the teams exactly, but I do remember one very specific moment that sticks with me to this day. It was before the game even started, right after we finished with the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. The entire crowd started chanting “USA! USA! USA!” over and over again. It was just another reminder of the pride I feel to live in the greatest country in the world. But this country is more than just patriotic crowds at football games. A big part of what makes the United States so incredible is the brave men and women who have defended it and those who still defend it today. I am, of course, referring to our veterans and current service members. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, and, while I’ve always been aware the day is meant to celebrate those who served in our Armed Forces, there are a couple of things I didn’t know about the holiday until recently. The first thing I learned was how Veterans Day differs from Memorial Day. While Veterans Day celebrates the living who have served, Memorial Day honors those who died while serving. The second thing I learned is the United States is not the only country in the world to celebrate Veterans Day. The day actually used to be called Armistice Day, and members of the Allied Forces in World War II celebrated it because it was the anniversary APPRECIATING OUR VETERANS AT LITTLEJOHN LAW THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Since then, American Veterans Day has been a day to celebrate all veterans, living or dead, who fought for their country. Every time I stand up and put my hand over my heart, I try to give thanks for anyone who is a veteran of the U.S. military. They risk their lives so we can have all the opportunities and freedoms we enjoy today.

While I never served myself, several of my uncles were in the Air Force, and I have a cousin who recently graduated from the United States Naval

Academy. I am honored to have them as my family and proud of the choice they made to serve their country. To any of my clients who have served and are reading this, I just want to say thank you for your service.

As a way to show our appreciation here at Littlejohn Law, during the month of November, we are waiving the 30-minute consultation fee for all veterans and their family members who come through our office. In addition, if any veterans need help obtaining any veterans benefits, we will help you however we can at no cost to you throughout the month.

If you have a family member or friend who has served, don’t forget to thank them this Veterans Day. And have a happy Thanksgiving!

–Edward Littlejohn

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