WILLIAMS TWP., Pa. - It's Veterans Day, and all across the region people are recognizing those who served.
At a ceremony in Northampton County, fourth graders saluted their hometown heroes. One of those soldiers shared his path to healing.
Williams Township Elementary fourth graders recognized family members who served and delivered a hand written thank you to every vet that came to the program.
A few years ago, Jason Harrar couldn't participate, let alone enjoy, a ceremony like this.
"A lot of people see us come home, PTSD they think anger, rage. It's not just that, it's hard to deal with people, adapt to civilian life again," Harrar said.
He spent 13 years in the Marines and did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He really struggled. Loftus, his new military service dog, has been helping a lot.
Tails of Valor turns rescue dogs into military service dogs. Each dog is named after a fallen veteran.
He knows when I'm depressed or not feeling ok," Harrar said.
Once unable to attend a ceremony like the one in Williams Township, Harrar is now a guy who gets up front and center, shares his story, and encourages other vets.
"To know I can cope, push on, and have Loftus help me push on, don't be afraid to come out if you have PTSD, or possibly have it," Harrar said.