I am thankful for my freedom. For the people (and animals) that help keep me safe. For the ability to speak my mind and believe what I believe, even if it is different than what other American’s believe. Today, the 4th of July, we celebrate our independence and freedom.
Dedicated on June 10, 2006, the United States War Dogs Memorial, located guarding the gateway to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey, consists of a bronze statue of a kneeling Vietnam War soldier and his dog, set on a black granite base. The memorial was designed by sculptor Bruce Lindsay, Architectural Division Manager at Johnson Atelier in Mercerville, New Jersey. A graduate of Bucknell University, Lindsay’s studio is adjacent to Grounds for Sculpture, the 22-acre sculpture park on the grounds of the former New Jersey State Fair. The U.S. War Dogs Memorial, while directly representing the War Dog Teams of the Vietnam War, honors all our nation’s war dogs and their handlers – past, present and future.
I’m also thankful that Sofie’s toe is feeling better.
This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from PepiSmartDog.com