Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Freedom to . . .


Not quite a vintage photo of our handsome fella. And actually it feels like we just were at the polls voting for our local school levy, but this was indeed back when the mighty Micron was still a pup in training for Canine Companions for Independence.

See the oh so kissable black nose? That boop button is now a mature dudley pink, a mark of distinction thanks to the genetics running through the CCI dogs. But still worthy of the occasional smooch.

Micron was my escort while I exercised my rights as a registered voter on this particular election day in 2010.  And I'm proud to be free to vote for whom I what and on the issues that affect my community.

And today I remember that this freedom comes at a cost, during this time of remembrance for those lost on that day when terrorism reached our soil and changed us forever. 

Today's anniversary is also a memorial to those who sacrificed all to ensure we can continue our noble pursuits of life, liberty and happiness.

And so, today's post is dedicated to the memory of SFC Ofren "AC" Arrechaga

4 comments:

  1. Very nice tribute. It's a reflective day for us too.

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  2. And it's also a day to reflect on the 9/11 search dogs . . .

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  3. Lovely! WOOF! My nose used to be black too!...

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