Remembrance Day

Hello blog readers. Frodo here, on this the 11th of November. And today is an important day. It is a day of remembrance and appreciation in the US and Canada and I believe in other parts of the world – “for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve their countries during times of war, conflict and peace.”

It’s a day to reflect and remember the veterans who are still with us, and those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Throughout times of war, canines have also played many roles in helping their soldier companions. This article talks about the roles dogs played during the First World War:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/6906-six-incredible-roles-performed-by-dogs-in-world-war-i.html

The US has many memorials devoted to canine war heroes. We were surprised (and pleased) to know that there are so many :

https://www.bringfido.com/blog/war-dog-memorials-to-visit-on-veterans-day/

Canada has an Animal War Memorial in Ottawa, recognizing not only canines, but other animals as well. I might note that cats were not on the list…:

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/art-monuments/monuments/animals-war-dedication.html

For my Canadian readers who have young children, grandchildren, or who might have some pleasant neighbors, the Canadian government has actually developed teaching materials about Animals who served in Wars and information about Remembrance Day in general.

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/classroom/take-time-to-remember

Here are some additional Animal War Memorials in other countries. I am sure there are others as well. But none that have mentioned cats…..Perhaps I have just not found them yet…

https://heritagecalling.com/2017/02/28/8-memorials-to-animals-in-the-first-world-war/

So on this day of Remembrance, take a moment to think of those who have served. And thank a Veteran if you see one – because those who serve, deserve.

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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