Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day in the modern era

I was incredibly moved by an article I just read in the New York Times, which discusses service dogs for disabled veterans.

The death rate in our current wars is nowhere near that of the previous ones, thanks to the advances made in personal protective gear. But the injuries sustained by our soldiers - the visible and the invisible wounds - remain unbearably high.

How touching and gratifying it is, then, to know that there are organizations like Canine Companions for Independence, America's Vet Dogs, and Neads Canines for Combat Veterans.

Be sure to check out the slide show attached to the New York Times article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please share your thoughts and sentiments with any service member (and civilians who can benefit) you or your husband knows who can benefit from canine assistance....we provide the canines for FREE to Veterans. We also serve families struggling with autism (HaltER Dogs), those with MS, PTSD and other physical ailments that hinder independence and mobility. Thank you - John Moon, Gift Officer at NEADS.org in Princeton, MA