While Memorial Day is a great excuse to take a long weekend to go the beach, throw barbecues and enjoy other types of fun, let us not forget to take a moment to honor our courageous service personnel who have given their lives to ensure our freedom.
In addition to paying well deserved homage to the brave humans who have fought so valiantly to protect our country, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the many canines that have selflessly served our nation since its inception.
Dogs have in fact been serving alongside humans in battle for thousands of years, as scouts, sentries and in other capacities. They have many times sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
So I would like to personally salute the many brave canines who have so selflessly fought to ensure our freedom. You are heroes, in the truest sense.
God bless you one and all.
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