Supporting our veterans
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America devotes two national holidays annually to the recognition of military service, yet American vets deserve our gratitude and support 365 days a year. Here are 12 ways to lend your support—many won’t cost a penny!
Help with a service dog
Once they return from duty, service dogs can be a great help to Vets with disabilities or PTSD. Having a properly trained dog can help them both physically and emotionally. It takes about two years to train a service dog for a veteran and you have to be a certified trainer to help them qualify, but you can donate your time and/or money to the pups. Some organizations need “weekend puppy raisers” to help the dogs learn how to socialize. To volunteer or donate, check out Patriot Paws and Puppy Jake, two organizations that help provide vets with service dogs.