Happy Veteran's Day! This week's issue is dedicated to all things military, covering topics such as Tom Lea's war art, intriguing stories about Fort Bliss' past, Texas veterans' push for medical marijuana and the services the Army Wellness Center offers Fort Bliss. 

On Saturday, our photographer Angela Saavedra stopped by the International Fest at Fort Bliss and asked service members what they think of our city.

Over the past few days, I’ve coincidentally caught some interesting information that I think will be of interest to both service members and their families:

Free pancakes!

On Friday, Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans and active duty military members can enjoy a free stack of pancakes at participating IHOP restaurants. The stack includes three pancakes topped with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping. Visit ihop.com for more info.

Free legal clinic for veterans

The El Paso Bar Association and El Paso Lawyers for Patriots will host a free legal clinic for all veterans, as well as active duty military personnel and their family members, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the El Paso Community College Transmountain campus on 9570 Gateway Blvd. North. The session will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include free legal consultations, referral and informal presentations on resources available to local veterans and active service members. To learn more about the event, call 915-532-7052 or visit facebook.com/ElPasoLawyersForPatriots.

El Paso listed as sixth best place for veterans

The personal finance website WalletHub recently released a report that ranked El Paso as the sixth best place for veterans to live, trailing behind other Texas cities that included Austin, Plano and Laredo. The analysis looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities and factored in “veteran-friendly” qualities such as the percentage of military skill-related jobs and the availability of VA health facilities. Read the full report at wallethub.com/edu.

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