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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Salute To Our Human And Canine War Heroes!

                           We salute all of our veterans!

In the last seven + years that Parental Unit and I have been privileged to write this blog, we've done quite a few posts about our country's current soldiers and veterans, both two and four-legged. This year we thought we'd share a round-up of our previous Veteran's Day posts.

We'd like to begin by sharing a multi-media feature from CNN on Veteran's Day 2016We hope you have a thoughtful, peaceful and safe holiday.

                        Photo courtesy of PolicyMic.com

In 2012, for example, we discussed the history of "Armistice Day" and featured the top five picks of PolicyMic.com for the top dog soldiers since WWI.

Photo of Sgt. Kevin Brackney and service dog, Nyma, courtesy of CBS News.

In 2013, we discussed the role that service dogs play to improve the lives of veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

For 2014's salute to all of our veterans, we're thrilled to take a bit of a detour from canines, and look at the role horses (in this case, wild mustangs)  play in helping returning vets rebuild their lives. Take a few minutes to watch this fascinating video from CBS News and let us know what you think. Typically, Parental Unit is not in favor of domesticating wild animals (even wild horses), but in this case, it helps the horses out, too. The Bureau of Land Management's policies continue to be less than wild mustang friendly, and at least this not-for-profit program spares their lives.


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