We remember. . .

flagToday is the day we celebrate the lives of valiant men and women through the ages who served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of Freedom. Mom tells us that she has had family members die in service to their country as far back as the Civil War (she thinks the Revolutionary War as well, but its too early in the morning to check with Granmama!). 

starflower1 We want to especially remember mom’s uncles:  Philip, Oscar and Claude, Jr. who served during WW2.  Uncle Philip is the only one who remains (he’s in his 90s and is Angel LadyBird’s father). We honor, remember and thank them for their service and sacrifice.starflower1

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Memorial Day 5.30.2016

I know it’s late on Memorial Day…

I know it’s late on Memorial Day but I couldn’t let the day go by without reminding folks of the forgotten soldiers – no, not humans, but the Military Working Dog (MWD). Did you know you can adopt a retired MWD? I know my mom has said in the past that she would like to adopt a German Shepherd but she doesn’t have the space for a big dog. I’m just glad she has the space for me!! Anyway I’ve put some links on this post for you to check out if you are interested in bringing home a retired MWD for a well-deserved retirement. After all, they are veterans, too and deserve our love and respect! (Make sure you go all the way to the bottom to see my photo!)  Barkingly yours, LadyBird

Warrior Dog Foundation

Save-A-Vet BadgeSaveavet – the other forgotten soldier (click on the image)   click on the image above click on the image for the DoD rules for adopting an MWD memorial daycropped-lady-icon-c_0001