Monday is a special day for John Daywalt. Having passed the Texas bar exam, he’s being sworn in as a corporate attorney for Vinson & Elkins. But it’s also special for another reason: It’s Veteran’s Day, and John Daywalt is a veteran.
While the timing is unusual, the presence of veterans like Daywalt is not. And as the Gulf War Era grinds on, veterans are growing in numbers and influence, particularly in Texas.
Before Aaron Rigby embarked on a career as a transactional lawyer in the Dallas office of Sidley Austin, he had a front row seat to history when he served for five years as surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.
November is the month when we pause to honor and remember our nation’s veterans. But there are many ways to show tangible, meaningful support beyond waving flags at a Veterans Day parade or packing up holiday care packages for the troops.
CW33’s Local Champion, Carry The Load, has teamed up with the Dallas Stars for Carry The Load Night. Military, Veterans, First Responders, Families and Friends: Come celebrate our nation’s heroes at the Dallas Stars Game on Veterans Day 2018. Enter the 50/50 raffle to support veterans, first responders, and their families!
In May, more than 60 Samsung employees participated in the annual Carry the Load National Relay to honor fallen U.S. veterans and first responders and to support their families through fundraising. Team Samsung reached the goal of raising $15,000 for Carry the Load, which partners with nonprofit organizations to provide care for military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and their families to honor the sacrifices made by America’s heroes.
CW33’s Local Champions is designed to be resource for people in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area to find charities and organizations to give money or time to through donations or volunteerism and help better their local communities.
Our preference is to highlight local charities with a track record of putting at least 75% of their annual revenues directly toward the cause vs. other expenses.
These organizations are selected as we feel they have the greatest impact and measureable effect on the people, pets or programs their charity serves in the DFW area.
Today on What If You Could, Brian’s guest is Cody Bandars from Carry The Load. Cody, a graduate from the University of Nebraska, has an interesting story to tell about his journey to fulfill what he saw as a requirement to serve his country. Cody entered the US Navy in 2010 on his way to becoming a Navy Seal. Clint Bruce, a former Navy Seal and founder of Carry the Load was instrumental in Cody’s decision to enter the Navy and serve his country. Tune in to learn more about Cody’s story, and to learn about Carry The Load, a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.