7.4.13 Thankful Thursday: America The Home of the Free

04 Jul

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.

war dogs

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.



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22 responses to “7.4.13 Thankful Thursday: America The Home of the Free

  1. angelswhisper2011

    July 4, 2013 at 03:02

    Happy 4th of July. I’m glad Sofie’s toe is so much better 🙂

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 10:49

      Happy day to you too. Sofie would dance, if she could

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 4, 2013 at 06:16

    Leave it to you to find a patriotic monument with a dog in it! Love it!

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 10:48

      Hahahaha – Happy Independence!

  3. easyweimaraner

    July 4, 2013 at 08:54

    I’m glad you paw looks so much better, Sofie. Have a wonderful 4th of july. Thanks for this great picture of the memorial for all fourlegged heroes, they all deserve our thankfulness.

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 10:48

      Thanks Easy. Though dogs are real heros we think

  4. speedyrabbit

    July 4, 2013 at 09:01

    Happy 4th July!xx Speedy

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 10:47

      Thanks – have a great day!

  5. What's Going on at Mumsy's

    July 4, 2013 at 11:45

    Nice post! Happy to hear Sofie’s toe is better. Happy 4th to you all! Hugs and nose kisses

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 11:55

      Thanks – Enjoy your day

  6. Miss Harper Lee

    July 4, 2013 at 13:21

    What a lovely memorial, and we are all so happy to see that Sofie is doing better. Hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July.

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 14:04

      Same to you Miss Harper Lee. Drink lots of water on this hot day!

  7. jansfunnyfarm

    July 4, 2013 at 16:07

    Happy 4th. Glad Sofie’s toe is doing better.

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 19:28

      Thanks – Happy happy!

  8. Misaki

    July 4, 2013 at 17:02

    Hope you had a great day!

    • dogdaz

      July 4, 2013 at 19:27

      You too! Swimming weather

  9. Katie Kitty Too and Katie Kat

    July 4, 2013 at 22:11

    Happy Fourth! Weze am thankful dats Sofie’s toe am healing too!

    Katie Kat and the Katz Gang.

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 07:02

      Thanks. Have fun

  10. Katie Kat

    July 4, 2013 at 22:12

    Happy Fourth!
    And weze Glad dat Sofie’z Toe am better too!
    Purrz, Katie Kat

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 07:04

      You are very kind. Enjoy your day

  11. MEDINA

    July 5, 2013 at 20:05

    That’s so cool!
    Misaki recently posted…taking a dip

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