Happy Thanksgiving from the Last Plane Out of Saigon team! We hope everyone enjoys the holiday. We are especially thankful for the opportunity to make new memories with those close to us. Let us take a moment and recognize how wonderful it is and how grateful we are to have our troops home for the holidays. Those who serve can never truly escape their experiences at war. It is important for our soldiers, our country and their loved ones that they are home. Thanksgiving is a time that should be spent among family and friends. A special thank you to those who are serving and have served.
We wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to everyone!
We are extremely fortunate for the bravery of veterans and the protection they selflessly provide our nation. Always and especially today we must strive to honor those that serve. The effects of wars permeates the support systems of veterans. So as you reach out to veterans today, make sure to express your gratitude to their families and loved ones as well. Each year, on November 11th a simple ‘Thank You’ is just one way to confirm our gratefulness. While it is a wonderful and needed gesture, veterans deserve much more than a ‘Thank You.’
A ‘Thank You’ is the least we can do. Sometimes we may get caught up in our own efforts to share our appreciation on Veterans Day. Maybe even allowing ourselves to feel accomplished in our good deed as we verbalize our thanks. Instead, we must remind ourselves to remain conscious of the hardships our vets continue to face.
Some of the sobering truths are that we have lost too many lives and those who return from service are forever changed. Richard Pena, author of Last Plane Out of Saigon has gone to lengths to provide insight into the true costs of wars:
When we think about aiding our future veterans we can help by providing a needed voice to the fight against unnecessary wars. Richard Pena goes in depth in Last Plane Out of Saigon about the difference between wars of necessity and wars of choice. One of the primary messages detailed in Last Plane Out of Saigon is to understand the difference and remain vigilant in speaking out when the drums of unnecessary wars begin to beat.
Our Veterans deserve a thank you every day of the year. November 11th is just one day of the 365 that we should make an effort to show our appreciation for those who put their lives at risk to protect us.
Thank you veterans for your service. Today and every day.
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
Author of Last Plane Out of Saigon, Richard Pena, is leading another Legal Delegation Abroad! This time he is going to Greece to explore the birthplace of western civilization and uncover more on the current Greek financial crisis. Delegations that Richard lead are the perfect opportunity to become immersed in the culture of a remarkable place. Do not miss out on your opportunity to visit Greece!
The delegation starts February 27th and goes through March 7th. There is a shorter program offered, which also begins on February 27th and will go through March 4th. Feel free to download and view the proposed itinerary. For more information visit the Greece delegation website: Explore the Birthplace of Western civilization. Richard is excited for this year's delegation and gladly extends an invitation for you to join him!