In keeping with their mission of support of and service for our veterans, Sealy American Legion Post No. 442 and their Auxiliary Unit are inviting our community to join them on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Legion Hall on Hwy. 36 for a presentation by Brad Sherwood, the founder of Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW).
The name of the organization says it all: This program is designed to help heal and reconnect our veterans and service members if/when needed through a process of training with a 4-legged Service Companion. The warrior is provided with a K-9 rescue comrade and together they work toward achieving accredited warrior service dog team status. Two lives are forever changed!
In addition, there are extensions of the program that support families and the communities of the warriors. The three- to four-month extensive and intensive training is at no charge.
Stories of four-legged special friends giving support, building courage, inspiring confidence with nonjudgmental acceptance and unconditional love are moving and impressive. Sherwood is traveling from San Antonio and bringing his four-legged buddy, “Colonel”, with him.