Paws of War Benefit

Paws of War to Benefit LI Vets

Story & article by Cowboy

On a clear Saturday afternoon in August, I arrived at the LI Pour House in Port Jefferson, LI to catch the Fire Department raise a giant American flag across route 112. The flag was to symbolize the patriotism we have for this great country and to welcome the arrival of almost 100 motorcycles led by the members of the Guardian Soldiers LE, MC. The purpose of this event is to help raise much needed funds for the local organization, Paws of War. The program known all over the country as Paws of War was established to aid our Veterans through assistance dogs. This particular event was put in place to aid our local Veterans.

Music was provided by the house DJ and a few vendors were on hand for folks to do a little pre-Christmas shopping. The Pour House staff had plenty of good eats ready for the hungry riders, with food stations setup inside and outside. It truly was an assembly line of delicious recipes that seemed to have no end. A collection of raffle baskets and gift cards were raffled off, which I won 3-different items. The friendly folks from Paws of War had some of their pups who were in training on hand. We had the pleasure of meeting a few Veterans who have received Assistance Dogs. They joined the festivities to show support and say thank you to the organization for bringing the assistance dogs into their lives. The program’s motto, “Helping both ends of the leash” really does say it all.

I would like to thank Taylor Cleary from Paws of War for the info about this amazing group, and to Guardian Soldiers President, Jimmy Kenning and the members of the MC for their hospitality. Ride safe, ride proud!