Friday, November 11, 2016

The Loudness of Actions

Today, Veterans Day, is the day set aside to honor this nation's veterans and to thank them for their service to it, whether in peacetime or during a time of war.  Saying "Thank You" is, of course, an important thing that one can do today.  However, as my great grandpa, Phineas, often told me when I was just a wee lad, "Actions kick words right in the balls."  

In the event you are not wearing a cup and would prefer to avoid feeling intense, intractable pain, them might I suggest that you check out any of the following organizations:  (a) Travis Manion Foundation; (b) Hope for the Warriors; (c) the Gary Sinise Foundation; (d) the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation; (e) the Navy SEAL Foundation; (f) Fisher House Foundation; (g) Got Your 6;  and (h) Veterans Village of San Diego.  

The list above is provided for illustrative purposes only and is not designed to represent an exhaustive, all-encompassing list of worthy organizations that are dedicated to the mission of serving our veterans and their families.  If you live or work in the Morris County, New Jersey area, then you might want to familiarize yourself with the great work being performed by Welcome Home Vets of New Jersey, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization founded by one of my law partners, George T. Hanley.  George served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, and is the type of man and the type of lawyer who gives both groups a good name.  

Let us all do whatever we can to be loud and to remain loud in the support of our veterans.  Not only today, but every day.  


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