Reprint from Saratoga Stalls
Thank and pay respect to a horse and donkey as you remember our amazing fallen soldiers.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance that echoes throughout the United States. Families, friends and loved ones often gather in celebration of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The last Monday in May, and the weekend beforehand, is a much needed break in our routine. Some families take this moment to teach about our country’s history and past relatives who laid down their lives while others simply enjoy the long weekend off of work. If you view Memorial Day as an opportunity to revisit the sacrifices that have made our country great, don’t forget about the amazing horse cavalry of the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and World War II.
Though there are still small examples of horse regiments in modern day warfare…
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After doing some research on military horses in WWI, and the HUGE number of animals killed in battle we would be remiss to not honor not only the horses, but the military K-9.
All gave some … Some gave all … Billy Ray Cyrus
by Jocelyn Pierce as published on Equitrekking.com
“Throughout the United States’s military history, the horse played an indispensable role. “
Memorial Day is a day of reflection and remembrance to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while serving in the military. Perhaps the most largely unrecognized, and sometimes altogether forgotten veterans are the horses that served alongside man.
Since the domestication of the horse, humans and horses have shared a partnership that has been integral to the thriving of civilizations. Horses were essential in agriculture, transportation, and warfare, not to mention companionship in some of history’s darkest hours and in the face of humankind’s brutality.
Throughout the United States’s military history, the horse played an indispensable role. In wartime, the horse was used to transport cavalry troops, supplies, and artillery weapons as well as for charges, scouting, raiding, and communication. While serving man and country…
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