Memorial Day allows Americans to honor and mourn our fallen military personnel. Veterans Day encourages Americans to express admiration, respect and gratitude to our living service members. I celebrate Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI pairs assistance dogs with wounded veterans to offer those heroes increased independence and boundless emotional support. I am certain that CCI support forestalls the deaths of men and women who, in physical, mental and emotional pain after their ordeals, may contemplate suicide. That is one of the noblest, highest ways to express regard that I can imagine.
In keeping with my theme of showcasing agencies which need gifts-in-kind… CCI cheerfully accepts cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles (any unwanted vehicle) whether it’s running or not.