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Feel Good Sunday: They Also Served

courtesy of The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition

“Tissue Alert: A species that takes great joy in destroying itself shows no mercy upon lifeforms that it considers to be inferior.  Forced into service, by no choice of their own, millions of companion animals have given the ultimate sacrifice with little or no fanfare; this Veteran’s Day we remember them, also.” ~ R.T.


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  1. Both of my parents were animal lovers and both of my parents were in the US military in WWII.
    My father fought in WWII in the south pacific. He offered his life to America because he believed in his country. He never talked much about the war – he apparently saw a lot of action in addition to almost dying from the malaria. Before that, as a young teenager during the depression, he worked for a time as a sheepherder in the Nevada/Utah/Wyoming area. This was a very tough job and many did not survive it – mostly due to living in the elements. Anyway, the one thing that he did like to talk about was the “pinto pony” (i.e. mustang) that he had when working on the range. Although a quiet man, my dad’s eyes always sparkled with admiration and affection when he spoke about this mustang. My dad is long gone now, but I can guarantee you that if he was here today he would be appalled at how the government operates and steals and lies to us … but even more, he would be heartsick at how his government is treating the “brothers and sisters” of his much loved mustang.

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  2. NEVER FORGET

    “Beneficiaries of their bravery and recipients of history, most of us, in order to become Americans, have needed only to be born. We have not offered up our lives to make citizenship happen.

    Are we slowly but surely slipping into the emptiness of cultural Alzheimer’s? The debilitating disease can deplete our country as it does the individuals who have lost connection with time past. If history disappears, we shall exist in a morass of murky clouds, unable to differentiate between what was and what is.

    Veterans know. In foxholes dug along hillsides of Iwo Jima, in outposts of Middle Eastern deserts, under attack from poison gas, downed by machine guns and expelled into the sea from torpedoed ships, they have learned about themselves and about the man or woman next to them. They have learned under fire the ultimate reason for fighting.

    Must we all face battlefield horrors before we figure out that we can work together to make our country what it needs to be — for each of us, for all of us. Our struggles have resulted in growth toward ideals of liberty and justice that two centuries ago were barely conceivable. …”

    https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/harriet-freiberger-veterans-100-years-ago-100-years-from-now/

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  3. THE PERPETUATION OF A MEMORY IS WHAT MUST ASSURE OURSELVES TO DO IF ONLY TO ENRICH OUR CHILDREN’S INTELLECT WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH OF WAR AND THE DEAR PRICE THAT WE AS HUMANS HAVE PAID, AS WELL AS THE CREATURES THAT HAVE ENGAGED WITHOUT CHOICE OR ALTERNATIVE TO SERVE US. THE NAMELESS THAT GAVE AND GIVE ALL FOR NOTHING IN RETURN BUT OUR TRUST AND COMPANIONSHIP MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN. WE MUST NEVER FORGET.

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