Sharing an email to our group today, February 5th, 2021

Hi ladies,

“Today in 1918, an unlikely future war hero in the shape of a small, short-tailed puppy arrived at the front lines in France alongside the 102nd Regiment of the Yankee Division, a unit of mostly Connecticut soldiers recruited in New Haven. Named “Stubby” by his comrades because of his tiny tail, the contraband puppy would save the lives of dozens of American soldiers and become the most decorated war dog of World War I.”

Taken from CT Trees of Honor Memorial website:  “He was America’s first (unofficial) service dog. Today, the role of dogs serving our military men and women is firmly established, from dogs trained to aid in battle zones to dogs trained to aid and comfort veterans that have returned to civilian life.  And now, a bronze statue of Sgt. Stubby will become [is]a part of the Memorial, paying tribute to forever honor and remember the unselfish devotion, patriotism, heroism, service and sacrifice of our Connecticut men and women.”

 

Many of our mom’s attended the dedication ceremony at CTHM for Stubby.  If you are interested in Stubby’s full story, please click on the link below.