On the weekend of February 29 - March 1, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Jewel (Christ Our Savior - Loudon, Tennessee) and Job (Christ the King - Memphis, Tennessee) and their veteran handlers were privileged to serve at an Army National Guard Yellow Ribbon Event in Nashville, Tennessee.
An estimated 750 service members, spouses and children from throughout the country were registered, attending breakout sessions on topics such as finance, fitness, communication and benefits. In-between those sessions, many attendees visited the Kare 9 table to spend time with the comfort dogs, getting in lots of pets and comfort as well as picking up information about the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and talking with the veteran handlers.
Both Kare 9s also visited the rooms where child care was provided, bringing joy and comfort to preschoolers and older children alike. Many of those in attendance expressed their appreciation for the dogs and handlers being there to share in the event.