Monday, May 26
It is amazing how many people here in the US do not know what “Memorial Day” is all about. For many, it is just a good reason to get a day off work and have a barbecue party. To others it is the kick-off of summer time.
Memorial Day started after the US War called Decoration Day. People would close up shop, so they could decorate the 20,000 + graves of those who died. Later, after WWI, the name was changed to Memorial Day, but the purpose was the same.
Keep in mind, I am not talking about the politics of war; I am just telling you about why the holiday exists.
Well what does this have to do with dogs?
Today many Veterans need the assistance of a service dog – anything from assisting with daily activities, soothing someone with PTSD, or visiting patience at the Veterans hospital. Since our big goal was to get Phoebe to be a therapy dog, I think the two topics go together.
Now…ummmm…I’m off to a barbeque 🙂
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