Born to Rescue – September 11

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Cynthia Otto took care of the search-and-rescue dogs. Years later she established a Working Dog Center where young pups are put through specialized training to prepare them to help victims of disaster.

Otto made this comment about these rescue animals: “There are so many jobs now that dogs are being used for . . . and they can save lives.” Otto said that these puppies will one day give vital aid to people in life-threatening circumstances. They are “born” to rescue others.

Today, let us remember those who were murdered in these insidious and cowardly attacks. Let us remember the family and friends who lost loved ones. Let us remember those, who in the midst of horrific circumstances, rushed into harm’s way to rescue those in peril. Let us remember those persons who in the midst of terror, acted selflessly and heroically, and often at the cost of their lives, to rescue co-workers and strangers.

Let us never forget that although this is an anniversary of terrorism, it is also an anniversary of bravery, kindness, and love – a day when we as a country came together in grief and prayer, united with love for our country and each other.

We do not think of this, but we too are born to rescue. Let us remember to show kindness and love to each other for every day is precious. Our country and our freedoms are precious.

Today, thank a member of emergency services: firefighters, police, medical emergency workers. They were born to rescue us.

God bless America. God bless and help us all.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 11:20:13

    This is moving and hits the mark, Kanzen. If only each person took this upon him or herself, we can all benefit. All.

    I wish for a better tomorrow. I wish the world takes heed and each person in it practices care, kindness and acceptance of each other for all our tomorrows. When will we learn?


  2. huntmode
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 16:52:43

    Kanzen, I can only echo Tess and you. You have done so well with this post, I shall reblog and take the day, as always, to honor and remember why we are where we are. Thank you. Huntie


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 11, 2014 @ 16:58:02

      My dear, I thank you for the reblog. You are always so kind and good about reblogging others and introducing them to a new group of people. But today, I am with you in honoring all and remembering and in remembering, pulling the good out of such an event. I hope we remember and that our love for our country becomes stronger. Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:52:44 +0000 To:


  3. huntmode
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 16:54:51

    Reblogged this on Chasing Rabbit Holes and commented:
    Kanzen Sakkura writes so well of what this day means going forward, she allows me to reblog this post from her and take the day off to remember why and salute men and women who do the heavy lifting.


    Sep 11, 2014 @ 17:43:55

    This is a loving tribute to both people and rescue dogs.


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 14, 2014 @ 18:37:09

      Thank you. I* saw an article on the news recently about one of the surviving rescue dogs, Brittany. A golden retriever whose snout is now white. There were pictures of her during those days, sleeping where she could, of people touching her to get comfort from her and to encourage her. A true American hero if ever there was one.


  5. kanzensakura
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 18:32:53

    I am proud to say, the kids from a local school were out before dawn setting out 2097 American flags in memory of those who perished. This is part of the school’s Always Remember Project.


  6. Aquileana
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 19:13:19

    What a beautiful and inspiring lesson. Thanks a lot for sharing Kansensakura.
    Best wishes, Aquileana 😀


  7. macjam47
    Sep 12, 2014 @ 08:01:31

    Beautiful. A very moving tribute.


  8. cliffsofdover123
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 15:52:07

    A great way to tribute to those that lost their lives on 9/11.


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