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Field of Honor At Attention

Updated on August 20, 2014

Field of Honor ~ Attention!

When I saw this photo in The Fayetteville Observer my heart just melted. The "at-attention" dogs are part of the Cape Fear Dog Training Club. The members of the training club honor military and veteran Club members and their families at the annual Field of Honor event.

This was an ahh moment for me, a meltdown, as I have recently experienced a visit to the Field of Honor. Upon seeing 2,000 flags honoring our military servicemen and women and veterans so perfectly lined up, flying together in the breeze, you cannot help but be in awe, just as these obedient dogs seemed to be.

This picture that stole my heart is by Roberta Pylate ~ Thank you so much for the permission to use your pictures. All copyrights remain with Ms. Roberta Pylate.

Our Forgotten Warriors

This lens donates 100 percent to Our Forgotten Warriors, a charity for our veterans, which in part has a service pet assistant program, Aide to Care for Service Dogs. Make a direct donation? Sure! Make a Donation How wonderful is that?! Peace!

At Attention at the Field of Honor

Cape Fear Dog Training Club

Check out their Website ~ Cape Fear Dog Training Club to see heartwarming pictures of therapy animals put to use, and for more info on club activities!

Therapy Dogs... - ...can get their start at Cape Fear Dog Training Club!

The Cape Fear Dog training Club is the oldest Kennel Club training facility in the state of North Carolina, getting its start in 1952. It is a not-for-profit American Kennel Club. They offer obedience classes to the public, since 1953, and use their proceeds to support the obedience and rally trials held each year in the spring.

Pictures from the Cape Fear Dog Training Club's archives of obedient, well-trained champions are amazing. It surely must denotes a lot of time and patience and know-how for the trainers to achieve the awards they have earned. And the champions are so beautiful!

Amongst their many attributes, they support training for therapy animals. Most of us have heard how animals can be trained for a variety of roles, taking folks with disabilities and perhaps giving them a chance for a more normal, less homebound life. What a terrific thing! I am in awe of those that have the patience and diligence and know-how to take a furry bundle and make a life-changing assistant therapy animal, focused on helping and assisting its owner.

Oh, no, not this guy again!

For some reason, he thinks he qualifies as a pet assisted therapy animal! Well, he is cute ~ so I guess that's some therapy!

This guy also showed up at Pet Assisted Therapy Animals ~ he knows how to get attention!

Therapy Dogs at Work

To see more pictures of therapy dogs at work, visit Cape Fear Dog Training Club ~ pictures to make you smile!

Take a Bow! - Thank you for your service!

Field of Honor

To read more about this very moving living memorial to our servicemen, visit my lens Field of Honor ~ 100% of proceeds go to Our Forgotten Warriors, a charity that helps assist military servicemen with costs associated with the care and upkeep of a pet assisted therapy animal ~ Thank you, Veterans!

Do you have any military or pet heros in your life? - Tell us about them!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LittleLindaPinda: I suspect that you have a gentle way with all creatures! I think you probably have a soft nature, and don't threaten the animals at all, but still expect the respect! I don't know, just a suspicion, that your "method" worked because of your natural nature! Thanks so much for stopping by, Linda! B : )

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      Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      No pet heroes. I met a woman whose dog failed the Pet Therapy test so I helped out and trained him. He was so wild at first I didn't think it would be possible but within 90 minutes of training, a neighbor came up to me and asked what I did to get him to obey. He proceeded to tell me stories about his the dogs bad behavior. So fun and the dog loved it too.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Mamabyrd: Thank you for your visit! The dogs say Woof Woof! Thank you! B : )

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      Thank you for remembering our Veterans.God Bless

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you for the encouragement and support for our Servicemen! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Terrific lens! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: That is such an honor to have two servicemen in your family ~ we honor and salute them! They gave so much so we could have freedom, and there is no greater sacrifice. Your mom gave, too! Two in the family, wow! Your mom and you were very brave and brought honor to your family, too, by keeping things going here and supporting them from home. Thank you for sharing with us the great honor your family brought to themselves and to our country. B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How sweet! Terrific lens and what a great club. My human heros in my life are my dad who served in WWII and my brother who served in Vietnam. I salute all who serve!!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Gayle Mclaughlin: Having a veteran in your family is quite an honor! Our country thanks your husband's family and to your father-in-law for the sacrifices he and they made while he served to protect us. What an honor to know of a family that walked with him too. Because he served, we are free to sit and write and read to others, and to follow our faith journey, as we are led. Thank you for dropping a note; it's an honor for me to hear of his service. Thank you and God bless! B : )

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      What a unique idea for a lens! My husband's father is buried at Ft. Leavenworth's Cemetery. It is beautiful, patriotic and inspiring every year.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Country-Sunshine: Thank you for your kind words! I hope you can visit their website, and get a feel for all the love and attention that goes into training the dogs, especially the therapy dogs! The At-attention Dogs say Woof Woof! Thank you! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I understand your meltdown moment, my heart is in a puddle right now too!

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      I am very moved every time I visit a veterans cemetery, especially when all the flags are on display. Great photos, and appreciate the info on the Dog Training Club. I'd never heard of it.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you, Tipi! The At-attention Dogs say woof woof! Thank you! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Close2Art LM: Thank you so much for your kind thumbs up and blessings! The At-Attention dogs give a woof-woof! Thank you! B : )

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great page, love the photos, angel blessed

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @snazzify lm: Thank you so much! The great At Attention dogs Thank you! B " )

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      Katie Harp 5 years ago

      blessed! :)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Craftypicks: I am in awe of their service! I know you are really proud of them ~ we all are! Please tell them how much we all appreciate their service to our country. Thank you for stopping by!

      B : )

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I sure do and I am very proud of my 2 cousins.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: Isn't it the greatest! Ms. Pylate was so very kind to share her pictures with others. I think this picture says it all! I know our servicemen and women and veterans would love it, too, and think it a great honor to have the dogs At Attention! Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @rallo-smith: Thank you so very much, rallo-smith! I appreciate your kind visit! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ryanhx64: Thank you for stopping by! Thank you! B : )

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for highlighing our furry heros along with the servicemen/women. Congratulations for front page honors.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @favored: Thanks for the congrats! I think it's wonderful we will have an "at attention" moment when we see our servicemen and women and veterans, just appreciating all they do for us. I know the dogs are all about love and service, too ~ we all admire and appreciate that, as well! Thank you so much for your visit! B : )

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      None really but this picture is just lovely.

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      Really enjoyable lens. Thank you for sharing a great touching animal event.

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      ryanhx64 5 years ago

      Nope love your lens! :D

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @SheilaSchnauzies: Thank you so much, SheilaS, for visiting and for SquidAngel blessing the At Attention lens! I appreciate your kind comments ~ thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      No I don't, but I sure love your lens! Blessed.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Im Horse Crazy: Thank you for stopping by! Yes, the dogs are amazing ~ and will easily steal your heart! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @psiloveyou1: Aren't those picts something else? From communicating with Ms. Roberta of the Cape Fear Dog Training Club, who took the picture, I can tell they truly are committed to handling the dogs and training them for obedience and to become therapy animals if they qualify. I am in awe of the work they do. And of course, I was blessed to be allowed to use the picts, which pretty much tell the story ~ and steal the heart! Thank you for your visit and for the nice comments! B : )

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      Wow this is so cool!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      LOVE that picture!!! What a great take on the "melt" challenge. Good job!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @SheGetsCreative: Thank you for stopping by and letting me know about your great Dogs of War lens! I visited and it is terrific, I have added your lens to the Field of Honor at Attention ~ thank you for your visit! B : )

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love the lens - adding to my Dogs of War.