Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Tribute on Memorial Day- Honoring and Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives

Memorial day means so much more than BBQs and the unofficial start to summer. Memorial day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The day is about honoring those who lost their lives for us.

I spent the day at an event in memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue and all our fallen heroes- K9s and handlers.

It was amazing. The turnout was huge.

Here are some photos from the event...

A retired Navy dog

 Our fallen heroes

 All funds raised went to Freedom Service Dogs of America

 The flags flying proudly outside of the Stagecoach Saloon

 The Stagecoach Saloon- the lot was packed and not only
with Harleys but with cars, too.

 The packed backyard- BBQ, friends, and great conversation

 The Blinker Fluid Band


Maria Goodavage the best selling author of Solider Dogs was there to sign copies of her book. 

Julie Burget Schrock author of Missing Max was there to sign copies of her book.

It meant so much to me to go to this amazing event. I was surrounded by so many people who came to honor our fallen soldiers and K9s. Flags waved in the slight wind, conversation filled the air, and the music of the Blinker Fluid Band rang throughout the backyard. Many surrounding businesses happily donated goods, and it looked like loads of money was raised.

So many have fought and given their life for our freedom, for my freedom. I am grateful to them and their families for their sacrifice. To all our Armed Forces, I am thankful.

In memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue

Hope you had a great memorial day- Rebecca
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