July 4th is, in my opinion, one of the best holidays of the year. We get to fire up the grill and visit with family. The sun is out and the weather is warm. There are firework displays and summer is in full swing. It is often a time when people get to take vacation and most of us have the day off from work. Ironically, those responsible for the entire holiday are still hard at work. Our servicemen and women are the reason we get to celebrate this holiday and we should remember and celebrate them this, and every, 4th of July.
I would also like to take this time to say thank you to the foundations that provide service dogs for the men and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Southeastern Guide Dogs is one such organization that raises and trains puppies to help our soldiers when they return home. They have a program called Paws for Patriots that places dogs with members of the armed forces when they return home. These dogs range from seeing-eye dogs to emotional support dogs. After talking to clients who depend on these pets, it has become obvious that these dogs are vital to many soldiers' recovery. It is heartwarming to know that these dogs can help support those who help support us.
Most of us can’t imagine the sacrifice made by our troops. We may think we know but, unless we have actually been in those combat boots, we can’t even begin to imagine. Service dogs can greatly improve the quality of life for our troops once home. So this 4th of July remember why we are celebrating this great holiday and be sure to thank the servicemen, women and dogs that keep us free.
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