It’s Memorial Day here in the Untied States – a time to honor those brave and dedicated men and women who served this great country and paid the highest price for our values and freedom.
Many of you know that a lot of my family has been in one branch or the other of our armed forces. And, anyone at all who knows me also knows that I love dogs. As you celebrate this day, as you remember those who have sacrificed so much, please take a moment to also honor the courageous war dogs who stood at their side, often giving their own lives to save our soldiers. Don’t let anyone who has served – human or canine – be forgotten today.
Do you know of someone in the service who is a handler or trainer of war dogs? I’d love to hear from you via my contact page.
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, “Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog”