Saying ‘Thank You’ to Veterans Everyday
11 Nov

Saying ‘Thank You’ to Veterans Everyday

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We’ve already talked about the dogs of war, so now it’s time to talk about their human counterparts. Veterans Day is a time to show our thanks and appreciation to all those who have fought for our country. They have done a lot for our country – they keep us safe and free. They deserve to be honored all year round, not on just one day. That is why 1FUR1 is excited to soon start working with Heartland Service Dogs.

What Heartland Service Dogs Does

Heartland, the brainchild of Linda Fox, is still a young non-profit in need of support. The dogs they train go on to help their owners gain new-found independence and freedom. A few weeks ago, we talked about how difficult yet rewarding training service dogs can be. Heartland Service Dogs is committed to their cause, holding fundraisers and working to get more volunteers involved in Illinois.

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Heartland Service Dogs is local organization with big dreams. Not only do they train dogs for veterans and American with disabilities, but they also educate the community about their importance through demonstrations, and expose the dogs to many different situations. These dogs come out extremely prepared to serve and help those who need them.

How to Honor Veterans Year Round

  • Donate dog products, here is a wish list on the website that includes things like crates, treats, toys, and gift cards. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!
  • They serve for us, why not serve for them? Show service members your gratitude throughout the year with a home-cooked meal, thank you note or day of volunteering.
  • Support veteran-owned businesses. Websites like buyveteran.com can help you identify such businesses in your area.
  • Whenever you see someone in uniform, say a little thank you, smile, or perform a random act of kindness to let them know how much you appreciate them.

 

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