It’s Memorial Day weekend and many will be putting flowers on graves this weekend. Have you ever wondered how Memorial Day got started? If so, you can go here to read about it: http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
The short version is that it started as a way to honor those who died fighting for their country.
One young man that will be remembered by many this weekend is Petty Officer Jon Tumilson, 35, from San Diego, He was one of 30 troops killed in Afghanistan last year when a Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents .
During the service, attended by 1500 people, his Labrador Hawkeye walked up to the casket, heaved a sigh and lay down in front of it for the duration of the memorial.
Hawkeye is pictured below by Jon’s casket.
Jon’s friend agreed to take Hawkeye to live with him.
There are no words of comfort good enough in situations like this but I hope it helps to know that we remember our fallen soldiers and our hearts ache for their families and for the friends and pets they leave behind.
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