Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering - and Looking Ahead

Even now, 13 years later, it's difficult to forget the many lives lost, the many sacrifices made, and the many acts of heroism witnessed on that September day in 2001.

Those acts included numerous rescue dogs, and dogs in service to our country. Courageous canines still soldier on, all over the world, working side by side with their human counterparts.

Today, we honor and remember them: the ones currently serving, the ones lost to us, and the ones raised to be the next generation - learning to follow in the paw-steps of those who have gone before.

Aircraftwoman Wilcock with Military Working Puppy Cajun, the next generation of canine heroes.
Photo: Lisa on Flickr

And it's nice to see that, even for them, it's not all work and no play.

It would appear that even military dogs appreciate a good Kong! Photo: Public Domain - from www.defense.gov

May they have far more opportunities to play than be called to work as the years pass, and may they never have to experience what their predecessors did on that fateful day, 13 years ago.


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16 comments:

  1. we hope those working dogs also have more time for play than work....and also that no one ever forgets the sacrifice of so many

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  2. We'll always remember that dreadful day.

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  3. All the "working" animals of the world should take a bow today for not only all they do to help our military on their missions around the world but what they did on and after 9/11. They did the HARD jobs then and continue to do them every single day. They were then and still are - HEROES.

    Pam

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to these four-legged heroes {{{hugs}}}

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  5. I saw on the news this morning that one of the rescue dogs from 9/11 is still alive.

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  6. What a purrfect and heartwarming story. Thank you. I have nominated you for an award. You can pick it up on our Thursday post. Hugs, Janet and XO, Lily OLivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  7. Search and rescue dogs do amazing work and are often forgotten.

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  8. Lovely remembrance of those who played a very important part of recovery after 9-11.

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  9. Nice one and we so hope they will never be needed or called upon in such a fashion ever again. We spare a thought today for all those caught up in the events 13 years ago today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. That's one of the things my human remembers, the dogs being called into service...

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  11. A lovely memorial post. We remember.

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  12. What a poignant tribute to those heroes with tails. We will never forget.

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  13. We are remembering 9-11 too, and we also honor the rescuers.

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