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Remembering The Veterans That Give So Much For Our Freedom

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I originally wrote the following this past Independence Day however I think that it bears repeating in honor of Veterans Day. Not because it is such a fantastic blog entry but because I feel like it covers two important topics. For those that have already read it please read it again. For those of you that have not yet read it please do so. When you are done reading please take a moment to think about it for there are so many that are in need of our help out there and yet help may not get there in time or, worse yet, may never come...

As we celebrate Veterans Day in this country I am reminded about all of the members of our Armed Forces who have given so much for our freedom and independence. There are millions of veterans who have fought in a combat zone, many of these veterans suffer from some form of psychological condition as a result. Then we have the problem of the millions of sheltered animals in this country, many of whom are euthanized for the simple reason that no one wants them and there isn't enough room to keep them all. Their only crime is being unloved.

So, let's see here. On the one hand we have millions of veterans suffering from a combat induced psychological condition. By the way, did you know that 18 veterans commit suicide everyday in this country? On the other hand we have millions of sheltered animals who would love to be someone's best friend and love them, unconditionally. By the way, did you know that four to five million sheltered animals are euthanized every year in this country? It seems to me that if you take these two hands and gently put them together then there might be a solution (or a beginning to the solution) for these problems. Well, that's exactly what an organization called P2V thinks also.

P2V helps heal the lives of our nation's heroes and sheltered animals by providing cost-effective and readily accessible adoptions and healthcare so that both may live in dignity. David Sharpe, founder of P2V was saved by a little pit bull puppy named Cheyenne. You can read his story HERE. P2V's mission is to pair up active duty military and military veterans, law enforcement officers and emergency first responders with sheltered animals to provide these folks with a means of rehabilitation and to give these sheltered animals a loving home. So it's a win-win situation here.

So please, check out their website at http://p2v.org/. They also have a Facebook page which is http://www.facebook.com/pages/P2V/125894407465018?sk=wall. P2V is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Arlington, VA. You may not personally know anyone who needs this kind of help however, if you don't, I bet you know someone who knows someone who needs this kind of help. Even if you don't, check them out anyway and help them if you can. These men and women have given an awful lot for this country and for your personal freedom so, do the right thing, please help if you can. You might just sleep a little better at night.

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Paws4Critters Pet Stuff
Paws4Critters Pet Stuff | November 8th 2011 at 1320814703

Excellent blog! I, too, did mine on Veterans Day and listed some sites that help including animal related ones where dogs are trained to help disabled vets. I went to the fb page you listed and liked them right away. It fits with me. paws4critters also pauses for veterans. I will spend my life holding them up as the heroes they are and defending them tirelessly. It infuriates me to hear people speak ill of our military personnel and veterans. God bless them all!
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | November 8th 2011 at 1320815268 - in reply to paws4critters

I so agree with you Robyn. The ironic thing to me is that these people who choose to criticize our veterans would not even have the right to freedom of speech if not for the veterans who fought and died to ensure that we remain a free country...
Victorian Rose Inc
Victorian Rose Inc | November 9th 2011 at 1320870676

Very good information :-)
Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | November 10th 2011 at 1320940472

This is such a good organization, and it works! God Bless all our Veterans and the little critters that help them heal!
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BeewitchingItems | November 10th 2011 at 1320961269

Wow, this is great and something that I didn't know. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and I can only say God Bless The All!
Indizona Variety
Indizona Variety | November 10th 2011 at 1320986408

Nicely done. Thanks.
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | November 10th 2011 at 1320988005

Thanks everyone.
Royal Presence
Royal Presence | November 11th 2011 at 1321052897

I didn't know about that organization, thanks for bringing it to our attention. Even though I don't have that situation, there are people whom I may encounter that would like to know. Nice!

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