CARROLLTON, Mo. — A covered wagon will be making its way through Carrollton Monday afternoon and Tuesday as part of an awareness campaign to raise funds for Dogs That Help, a not-for-profit that places service dogs with disabled veterans.
The covered wagon was originally a promise between two friends serving in the Vietnam War. The friends made a promise to travel coast to coast in a covered wagon and if one did not come from the war, that the other would still do the trip in honor of his fallen friend.
Half of the trip was completed 25 years ago and the now 70-year-old Vietnam veteran, along with three other veterans, are completing the rest of the trip, in efforts to raise awareness about PTSD service dogs.
For those interested in donating funds or items for the trip, please visit the Veterans Promise Kept website.