Veterans Day - US Marine photo

U.S. Marines with the 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, run for cover as the Taliban approach, in the Nawa district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Here’s hoping you are not at your desk (as I am) on this Veterans Day. Instead, I hope you’re off work with loved ones, and that you find a few moments to consider the importance of this day.

To help you on that path, I point you toward a great selection of Associated Press military photos. The first in their gallery appears at the top of this blog post. The rest can be seen here.

Happy Veterans Day.

The annual awards luncheon of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education always highlights the lawyers and judges who have stepped up to make a difference. Thursday’s event was no different.

The event had moving remarks by all the speakers: AZFLSE Executive Director Dr. Kevin Ruegg, Hon. Roxanne Song Ong and soon-to-be Bar President Amelia Craig Cramer.

Out of those remarks, let me share just two quotes that helped define the great work the Foundation does. 

Amelia Cramer quoted Cornel West: “Justice is what love looks like in public.”

And Todd Lang: “Our democracy is an illusion to those who find out courthouse doors closed.”

Here are photos of the winners.

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