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Tangie gives her dad, Kelly Sparrow, an Army SSG, a giant kiss after being presented. Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media
Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter
8:00 am CDT October 9, 2019

“You will never walk alone.” For some, the statement is a testament of faith, and for others it’s a lesson about friendship. But for a group of local veterans, that statement is the beginning of a new chapter of life with a four-legged companion by their side.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, six veterans from across the state were formally presented with service dogs, thanks to K9s for Veterans. The presentation was hosted by American Legion Post 1977 in New Lenox.