When people sign up to serve their country in the armed forces, they never expect to come back home and face unemployment because of a disability. After fighting hard for the freedoms we all enjoy, returning to civilian life without being able to work can take a toll on a veteran’s family and their personal confidence.
The count of unemployed veterans is almost half a million in the United States. With such a high number who find it difficult to find a job, we love to celebrate stories of veteran’s working hard and the companies that hire them. Recently a story emerged from a picture shared on Facebook of a disabled Air Force veteran and his service dog working at Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas.
The picture was secretly snapped by Judy and Brian Rose who saw the veteran and couldn’t help but admire Lowe’s for hiring him along with his dog.
“I love Abilene Lowes, way to go! This is a disabled vet who struggled to get a job because he needs his service dog! Lowes hired them BOTH!!”
The picture went viral and now has over 200,000 shares.
The veteran is Clay Luthy and his precious dog is named Charlotte. Luthy says instead of medications he gets assisted by his loving dog.
“I can’t stand sitting at home,” Luthy said. “Instead of medications, I have Charlotte. . . . They schedule me in an area at least for a few hours where Charlotte can get a good break.”
“Everybody loves Charlotte,” Luthy told the Abilene Reporter-News and she’s especially good with children.
We need more companies like Lowe’s who care for our veterans!
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