In Memory of the Fallen
Epsilon would like to humbly acknowledge and thank those who serve in our military. In honor of Memorial Day, we would like to share a moment to remember those who have given their lives to serve and protect our country.
Our mission here is to support humans and their animal companions, so we are also honoring fallen military dogs this Memorial Day.
Dogs have been our loyal companions even in battle since ancient times. Although they more often have served as sentinels rather than soldiers, the earliest recorded dog in war is around 600 B.C. They have been used by many countries and cultures for their ability to sense incoming enemies, their ability to distract (as the ancient Egyptians had a reverence for animals), to check supplies for danger, and to check for survivors. The U.S. Navy Seals even used a dog in Operation Neptune Spear in which Osama Bin Laden was killed. For a timeline on dogs in war click here. For back story about individual dogs in U.S. military, click here.
This Memorial Day
This year Memorial Day might not feel the same for many of us. We are used to certain traditions and annual gatherings. While these things are important in our culture, the gesture behind honoring our fallen soldiers remains the same. As we continue to be in various stages of isolation or activity limitations, let's take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our safety. Let us also have a moment of gratitude for each other and our pets, and continue to support each other through this challenging time.