One of the big debates in today’s political news is whether or not Donald Trump insulted veterans when he said “I’ve always wanted the Purple Heart.” No matter which side of the argument you come down on, it seems appropriate that we remember the sacrifices made by our veterans – both human and canine.
Now that the war in Afghanistan is winding down, and hopefully we are not going to Syria, it’s time for another installment of dogs welcoming home their soldiers. We’ve seen a few of these clips before, but the compilation is mostly new. Thanks to “Funny Plox” who put it together!
When Jared Goering came home after one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan, he had a little trouble getting around because two vehicles had been blown up under him by IED’s. He was also a little shaky emotionally, as you might guess. He wasn’t asking for much, just a nice walk on the North Wildwood Boardwalk with his wife and his service dog, Gator. Continue reading How NOT to say “Welcome home and thank you for your service”→
Did you happen to catch the Yankees game last Sunday? After Yankees president Randy Levine and his wife helped re-unite Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey and her war dog Rex, the team honored them before the game. Check out the story from Hampton Roads.
OK, since it is now Wednesday, I thought it would be a good time to follow up on Monday’s post about a dog named Tuesday. I stumbled across this article from the Wall Street Journal while I was looking for something else. If you watched the third video attached to Monday’s post, you learned a bit about Tuesday, a dog who helps veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan deal with severe PTSD. Here’s “The Rest of the Story.”
Many people say the economy is the most pressing problem facing the country today, but Al Franken took the time to introduce a bill in Congress to help our country’s veterans heal from their war wounds by matching them with service dogs.