Kanzen Sakkura writes so well of what this day means going forward, she allows me to reblog this post from her and take the day off to remember why and salute men and women who do the heavy lifting.
After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Cynthia Otto took care of the search-and-rescue dogs. Years later she established a Working Dog Center where young pups are put through specialized training to prepare them to help victims of disaster.
Otto made this comment about these rescue animals: “There are so many jobs now that dogs are being used for . . . and they can save lives.” Otto said that these puppies will one day give vital aid to people in life-threatening circumstances. They are “born” to rescue others.
Today, let us remember those who were murdered in these insidious and cowardly attacks. Let us remember the family and friends who lost loved ones. Let us remember those, who in the midst of horrific circumstances, rushed into harm’s way to rescue those in peril. Let us remember those persons who in the midst of terror, acted selflessly and heroically…
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