Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Day in Texas!

From Beth Adams of the Lone Star Puppy Raising Club

Recently, the Lone Star Puppy Club participated in the "Greet the Troops" program at the Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport. It was a huge honor for all people and puppies involved!


We marked the one-millionth soldier to pass through the airport to begin his/her two weeks of R&R. We do many outings as a puppy club but greeting soldiers returning home or seeing them off to Iraq, was a very special occasion for us.


I can't even describe the emotions I felt witnessing a soldier land on American soil after a long deployment and head directly over to hug one of our Guide Dog puppies. It was equally heartfelt observing smiling soldiers talking with and petting our puppies, prior to their departure to Iraq.


The puppies greeted many soldiers including Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. This was a tail-wagging homecoming that will be remembered for years to come.

Army Chief of Staff General Casey crouches down to be photographed with four of Lone Star Puppy Raising Club's Guide Dog puppies-in-training. The puppies sport red, white and blue scarves for the occasion.

Two-star Army General Farrissee pictured with three of Lone Star Puppy Raising Club's Guide Dog puppies-in-training

2 comments:

  1. Excellent! Thanks for doing this piece of writing! It had been invaluable.

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  2. How was this organized so other clubs can try to do the same? Thanks!

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