The Dogs of 9/11

As the years pass and memories fade, it becomes easy to relegate 9/11 to the history books.  It's been eleven years since that awful day, when three thousand Americans lost their lives.  American Thinker decided to honor those who have not received much recognition -- the rescue and cadaver dogs, as well as their handlers -- by interviewing a few who worked through the debris at the Pentagon and World Trade Center (WTC). Nona Kilgore Bauer wrote in her book, Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs, "Without their contribution hundreds of victims' families would not have found the peace that comes with the return of a family member or beloved friend."  These animals and people worked tirelessly at first to find survivors, but ultimately, they found just human remains that helped families find closure. Throughout the book there are excerpts from the handlers that described the atmosphere as smoldering debris with deep odors, smoke,...(Read Full Article)