We all remember where we were and what we were doing at that moment. That moment where we heard about what was going on in the United States on September 11th, 2001.
Today, I want us all to take a moment to pause, reflect, and honor the brave men, women, and service dogs who came to our country’s rescue that day. Who worked tirelessly around the clock to save as many lives as possible. May their sacrifice never be forgotten.
Two years ago, Bretagne, the last service dog from Ground Zero, passed away. She was just shy of her 17th birthday. Bretagne was one of 300 specially trained search-and-rescue dogs that were at Ground Zero in the days following the attacks. Even more therapy dogs were in surrounding areas to help everyone cope with the emotional trauma that they were experiencing. Aren’t dogs incredible?
For those of you reading this who were personally changed that day, I pray your hearts continue to feel peace and comfort when this day comes every year. May we be a country who continues to come together in love, to remember and honor all that we have been through, and to stand strong – together.
Featured photo, courtesy of TODAY.