September 11

We were talking this morning about a story we heard on the radio when we took my brother to school. It was about a school in Port St. Lucie that was charging the students $2.00 to wear red white and blue clothes tomorrow to school. I guess they usually wear uniforms. Reporter, Sanika Dange of WPBF news in West Palm Beach did a story on the school you can see in this newscast.

My mom and my dad and I agreed that making them pay to be patriotic did not seem correct. The money was going to be given to the charity Big Brothers Big Sisters, but maybe they should have thought of a better way to get money. It sort of makes it like if you want to support our country then you have to buy your right. Scary.

So, I thought in honor of tomorrow I would find a story that was a bit nicer to read about since the memory of what happened on 9/11/01 is not that good. Luckily, my mom saw a story on her Facebook page and showed it to me.  You know how much I love a good dog story! The story was posted on Woofipedia by the American Kennel Club. That is a great website. You can find so many stories there that are really interesting.

It is about a golden retriever named Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss who were one of the dog teams that went to New York to help find people in the rubble of the twin towers. She is the last dog that is still alive. What a great story. I know Sunny, my golden retriever, who is also a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs Inc would have loved to help, she is so good with people. But really I am glad we were both not alive then, my mom and dad said it was really really bad. They lived in Washington, DC then and were close to the Pentagon that was also hit. My dad says it felt like our house had an elephant dropped on it when the place crashed.

The photo I used for the top was from the National Geographic Website. You can even use it for your computer wallpaper.

(Hat tip: The photo was shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Zip USA: 10013—After the Fall,” September 2002, National Geographic magazine. The photographer Ira Block.)