Posts Tagged ‘military’

At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, many of our clients are women who served, or are serving, in the U.S. military. That’s why we want you to know about this special opportunity at our local community theatre.

To show appreciation to military women, past and present, the Little Theatre of Norfolk will have a Wall Of Honor in their greenroom during the run of “A Piece of My Heart.”

Recognize someone else or yourself by emailing Provide a photo, servicewoman’s name, and an “about” blurb.

The Wall of Honor is for any woman who served at any time.

Is serving in the military a proud tradition among the women in your family? Consider submitting them all — imagine several generations of your family sharing the Wall Of Honor!

Have a friend you’d like to celebrate? Wonderful! [Just make sure she’s okay with it, first.]

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Wall of Honor notice
About the play:
This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.
“A Piece of My Heart” premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club.

“A Piece of My Heart” runs March 6 – 29, 2020. Select your seats at ltnonline.orgProud participant in the second annual Norfolk Theatre Festival.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Animal Friendly

Are you ready to change your license plate? You’re in luck! It’s been said that more Virginia drivers sport vanity plates on their vehicles than drivers in any other state.   

And it’s not just a matter of cleverly announcing one’s favorite sport in plate-speak (MLB 4ME). Virginians have also been blessed with activists who have engendered specialty plates for everything from bowling at home to camping in the mountains to celebrating one’s favorite branch of the military.

As a dedicated pet owner, you may be interested in plates that financially benefit animals or just raise awareness to a cause. Try these on your Smart Car:

Animal Friendly – benefits spay/neuter programs

Butterfly Heritage

Greyhound Adoption

Horse Enthusiast

Wildlife – Bluebird — supports programs of the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries

This post originally published on Feb. 25, 2011.

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How could anyone say "no" to this face?

     It is a fact of military life that deployments mean painful separations from loved ones, including pets.  Sometimes, pets are relinquished to shelters when a sailor or soldier is unable to place them with a friend or family member.  There is little chance the serviceperson will see their pet again.

     For this reason, organizations have arisen to offer an alternative:  foster homes for military pets.  People just like you volunteer to care for a dog, cat, fish, bird, or horse, with the knowledge that the pet will be returned to the owner at the end of deployment.

     Check out for information on placing or fostering cats.  Visit for Net Pets.Org’s Military Pets Foster Project.  Service personnel and foster families are linked up online, though the serviceperson chooses the appropriate home for the pet.  Written contracts are strongly encouraged.

     If you have “room for one more,” considering fostering a soldier/sailor/aviator’s pet.  It is a great way to thank someone for his or her service to our country.  ~~  Jen

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