A veteran with PTSD says his pit bull “was the force that pulled me back into society.” So he started a program to connect other emotionally wounded warriors with shelter dogs.
David Sharpe, a war veteran who suffered from depression and PTSD, found salvation in saving a pit bull puppy named Cheyenne. This led him to found P2V (Pets to Vets), which places dogs needing homes with veterans. Carol Guzy/The Washington Post
Even as he continues his own recovery, a veteran has launched P2V.org (Pets to Vets), a nonprofit group that seeks to link service members and first responders with shelter animals and to help them with related expenses and training.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.