Honor and remembrance

memorial

  With summer on our doorsteps and beautiful weather in communities across the country, it's tempting to spend this long weekend doing all the things we rarely have time to do during the week. Go to the beach. Hit the local park. Enjoy a barbecue with family and friends. There's nothing wrong with any of those things. But this weekend and this day, it's not about throwing another shrimp on the barbie, as they say. Please make room in your schedules and your hearts for those who traded their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day is not a holiday; as its name suggests, its a … [Read more...]

Memorial Day countdown: Friday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attached by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. ...No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert … [Read more...]

Memorial Day countdown: Thursday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving." Ulysses S. Grant Tell us your favorite military quote either by commenting on this post or on our Facebook fan page! … [Read more...]

Memorial Day countdown: Wednesday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."  Thucydides   Tell us your favorite military quote either by commenting on this post or on our Facebook fan page! … [Read more...]

Memorial Day countdown: Tuesday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."  Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller   Tell us your favorite military quote either by commenting on this post or on our Facebook fan page! … [Read more...]

Memorial Day countdown: Monday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "Live for something rather than die for nothing." George Patton   Tell us your favorite military quote either by commenting on this post or on our Facebook fan page! … [Read more...]

Trip to Denver & Colorado Springs

Lindsay, Justin, Marissa, Megan

As usual, overdue in writing about some recent happenings here at Pets for Patriots. One of our most exciting ventures was an April trip to Denver and Colorado Springs, during which I met with the good folks at Fort Carson Army Base. … [Read more...]