I also hope that you take a minute to honor the Veterans and those still serving our country who afford us our freedom. There are many organizations out there supporting our troops, one of my favorites of which is Puppies Behind Bars. I posted on this charity back in November, but I know a few of you weren’t around then and so just in case you missed it…
The program has prison inmates train puppies to be guide dogs for wounded veterans. The cost of training these dogs is usually prohibitive, $25,000, and the need for these dogs is high as they are particularly well suited for the PTSD that so many of our veterans suffer from. Good gets better as the experience of training the puppies has shown to be rehabilitative for the prisoners as well. Donating only takes a minute, and I assure you your hotdog will taste SO much better with a side of altruism.
And if you are in the mood for a good cry, watch this:
[watch the whole thing but esp 3:00 on...]