John Moon, left, director of National Education for Assistance Dog Service, with a black Labrador retriever named Rainbow that was trained by NEADS, and veteran Aaron Helstrom, with his service dog, Tucker, attend a briefing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

I was delighted to see that funds are finally being allocated formally for training service dogs for veterans.  Considering the shocking and heartwrenching fact that twenty-two US veterans commit suicide every day, it is long overdue.  Hopefully it is just the beginning.

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