Remember The Veterans Who Served Our Country
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Veteran’s Day is always November 11th, but sometimes formally recognized the Monday after as a federal holiday. I spent 6 years in the Air Force, during Desert Storm and 3 years in the Army Reserves during Iraqi Freedom. This experience has ingrained within me even more respect for our military members who served during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Today, in my law practice, as a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension (Aid and Attendance benefits), I focus on helping veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA.
I hope you’ll take a few moments this Veteran’s Day to honor those brave men and women who have served our country. If you don’t know how to honor our veterans, below are a few suggestions that may serve as inspiration.
There are more than 40,000 U.S. charities dedicated to assisting U.S. veterans. However you might not know which one to choose. Consider donating to a local charity that helps veterans in your own community.
Whether you’re at work, at home, or in your car, you might consider taking a few minutes to silently reflect on the impact members of the U.S. Armed Forces have made in the country. If there are any veterans who mean a lot to you, take your time to reflect on your gratitude for these special individuals. This two-minute period takes place at the same time nationally (11:00 a.m.), but different times depending on individual time zones.
Veterans Day is a significant day for former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Many veterans wear hats, pins or uniforms to share their pride in their service. If you are not a veteran but want to support the veterans in your community and around the country, you can wear an American flag pin or red poppy to show your gratitude for the sacrifice veterans have made.
The significance of the red poppy and its connection to Veterans Day comes from the famous World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” in which the red flowers were the first to bloom in the fields after battles in France and Belgium. Poppies are also considered a symbol of appreciation for veterans in various European countries.