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Veterans Day

Jennifer Cheung, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow

Events are being held across the country today to honor and thank United States veterans.  Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was created originally to memorialize the end of World War I.  However, at the urging of veterans service organizations, in 1954  the word Armistice Day was replaced with Veterans Day.  November 11 is now an annual day to honor United States veterans of all wars.

As the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps fellow at Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, I am honored to be part of Legal Aid’s new project to work with veterans in the District of Columbia on legal issues relating to family law, public benefits, consumer protections, and landlord-tenant concerns.  We hope that our legal assistance and the partnerships we have built with Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, law firms, and local agencies will make a difference for veterans and their families. Please help us get the word out about this project so we can start making a difference!  I can be reached at (202) 661-5948 or by email at jcheung@legalaiddc.org.

Thank you to all veterans who have served our country!

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