Veterans Day is one of the most emotional days for Americans, and what better way to honor veterans than thanking them for the sacrifices they have made. But this article is about the canines who dedicated their lives to protect the country.
The renowned American actor, Gary Sinise, decided to thank the brave pooches in an incredible way. He wanted to bring more attention to military and police dogs and has created an inspiring initiative for the pooches of Veterans Day.
Besides this amazing initiative, Sinise created the Gary Sinise Foundation as well. The foundation works to honor defenders, first responders, veterans, and all the other dogs who serve the country. The actor creates events and invites people to hear about them, raise awareness, and raise donations.
The foundation helps people who have served in many aspects; build smart homes for wounded heroes, provide meals for defenders, and more.
Sinise wanted to honor the courageous dogs, too, so he added them to his list of people and animals that he helps.
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Honored to be here at Hunter Army Airfield today for @garysinisefoundation Serving Heroes Program, and later at Ft Stewart for a LT Dan Band Concert. My first trip to these bases was 16 years ago, back in Sept 2003, visiting the Army Rangers. Good to be back. #throwback #flashbackfriday
He created the “Veterinarians for Valor”, aiming to raise awareness to honor the heroic dogs who have risked their lives too.Vets from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have collaborated with Sinise’s foundation to provide free medical care for service dogs, veterans, police K-9s, and military dogs.
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Despite advancements in military technology, dogs have consistently maintained a crucial role in the military. Just last week, we saw another example of how this partnership is vital to military success. While conducting a raid in northern Syria, U.S. Special Forces were able to track down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with the help of a Belgian Malinois named Conan. During the raid, Conan was a key member in taking out the ISIS leader. Conan has worked with the special operations forces for four years and has participated in 50 missions. In gratitude for her service, Conan has been extended an invitation to be honored for her service at the White House this week. On #TuesdayNewsday, we recognize Conan and U.S. military dogs for the essential part they play, as military working dogs they have been employed to sniff out explosives and drugs, detect enemy forces, perform search and rescue, and provide therapeutic relief. Check out the link in bio for the full story. 👆
The foundation encourages people to donate to support the inspiring dogs who serve the country. Their contribution to the world has allowed governmental systems to get better, save people’s lives, and function more efficiently. So getting these heroes medical care is one of the many things they deserve.You can donate in many ways, and any donation would be gratefully accepted and appreciated. Help this incredible initiative on the Gary Sinise Foundation website.