What has become an annual fall Texas trip to visit veterans took place mid-October. LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Pax (St. Paul – Fort Worth, Texas), Elijah (Our Redeemer – Wichita Falls, Texas), Abner and Martha (Bethany – Austin, Texas) and Gabriel (Messiah – Houston, Texas) gathered in Temple, Texas, as storms approached. But God was good and the visits to the Central Texas Veterans Affairs Facility in Temple on Monday were not interrupted. The group visited veterans in the Community Living Center (CLC) and the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center. Many of the staff remembered the Kare 9s from their last visit and were delighted the K-9 group had returned to spend time with their patients. They always enjoy spending time with the staff too! The rain did not hold off for the Tuesday visit to Fort Hood but it provided the perfect opportunity to visit in the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. The LCC K-9s teams spent time with families and military personnel in the clinic areas and waiting rooms as well as the emergency room. They also spent time in the Warrior Transitional Unit, the unit that plans and carries out the K-9 teams’ visits. Wednesday, the skies cleared as they all headed to Waco to see the veterans at the Doris Miller Center. Besides the CLC, they saw veterans in the rehab units such as the blind rehab unit. As is customary on the trips, veterans received not only a thank you for their service but a handmade quilt and an offer of prayer. LCC thanks the veteran handlers who continue in their service to give back on these trips as well as the quilters who provide such lovely patriotic quilts.