Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors the organization Warriors Heart. K9 officers have taken on so many different roles over the years. Search and rescue, drug and bomb detection, but the most significant role these days could be as a companion to the Veterans who need them most. That’s the mission behind the dogs that are being trained at Warriors Heart. Michelle Axmaker, the K9 Manager with Warriors Heart says, “These dogs are helping reduce the risk of suicide in our veterans and that’s a pretty big purpose that I feel like they probably understand.” According to Michelle, 100 percent of their clients have been able to reduce their meds for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, all because of the dogs. Michelle calls it a game changer. Thank you Michelle and Warriors Heart and all the dogs for helping and to the Veterans you are helping, THANK YOU for your service.