Veterans Day is a Federal holiday, signed into law on May 26, 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower.
It is a day set aside to thank our veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.
We all know a veteran – today is the day to take time out and thank him or her.
If you would like to do more, here is a suggestion for you. Make a donation to VetDogs. I am a volunteer with the non-profit Guide Dog Foundation – you may have seen my puppies on this blog. VetDogs is a branch of the Guide Dog Foundation that provides service dogs to our veterans who are disabled. Each dog is matched and trained for a specific veteran. No matter whether the disability involves amputation, PTSD, brain trauma or other medical issue – the trained service dogs make the veteran’s life a little easier.
Today, Veterans Day, do something special for a veteran who is disabled – please donate a dollar or two to VetDogs. It’s time to give back.