This photo was meant to thank and honor those who have served and are currently serving our country this Veterans Day. I hear stories all the time about our soldiers helping animals and animals helping soldiers. It seems that both benefit.
Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.
"This was our finest hour" by Pat Keely, June 1940 or later. A strongly coloured war effort poster depicting an oversized British soldier standing in defence of the white cliffs of Dover. The slogan ‘This was our finest hour' is taken from Churchill's speech to the House of Commons on 18 June 1940.