A procession of flags made their way to the cemetery. The wind whistled through the trees, ruffling the edges of the leaves.
A crowd stood quiet surrounding a number of headstones adorned with the American flag.
The names engraved in the marble are those of four-legged war heroes who, through their loyalty, saved the lives of others at the cost of their own.
These heroes, were laid to rest in their fur and bravery at the most appropriate place, the Michigan War Dog Memorial.
Canine Advocacy Program dogs Amos and Lance ready for their day.
Since 2010, the Canine Advocacy Program of Michigan, CAP for short, has provided advocacy services to child victims utilizing highly trained dogs to help alleviate anxiety with being involved in the criminal justice system. The program is the first of its kind in Michigan, started by long time supervisor of Victim Services at the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office Daniel Cojanu. It began with one dog, now the program has 18 dogs working with children across the state in 16 counties, and 5 dogs working with veterans. Continue reading