Miranda Lambert’s Veterans Day Tribute To Marine Corps Dog Lucca Will Have You Reaching for the Tissues

by Jacklyn Krol

Miranda Lambert paid tribute to one very special veteran on four legs.

On Thursday, November 11, people celebrated our veterans. The country songstress honored one very important dog that she got involved with through her Mutt Nation foundation. Additionally, she shared photos and videos of Lucca and her handler in an Instagram post.

“I’ve always known that service dogs are extraordinary animals, and when I heard Lucca’s story I knew @MuttNation had to get involved. Lucca was honored at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame the same day I was a few weeks ago,” she explained.

Furthermore, during her service, Lucca would detect explosives. She served twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan with a total of over 400 missions. Throughout her missions, no fatalities occurred. Miranda Lambert warned fans to “swipe to hear her full story and make sure you have a box of tissues.”

“Her handler Master Sergeant Chris Willingham is now president of the US War Dogs Association, and they help support retired military service dogs. @MuttNation is donating $20,000 to their organization so they can keep up their incredible work. Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all of the heroic military men, women, and pups who keep us safe.”

From all of us Outsiders, thank you to all of our service pooches, women, and men out there!

Miranda Lambert’s Big Induction

Firstly, on October 26, Miranda Lambert was officially inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Secondly, she was nominated by member Eleanor Green and has joined the ranks of women like Reba McEntire. The museum honors women who showcase the ideals of cowgirls and the west. Thirdly, Lambert said that it “is a day I will never forget as long as I live.”

“It is truly one of the greatest honors of my life,” she wrote. “I am beyond grateful to join such an amazing group of women. I’m still processing this and will be for a long time. Being part of this kick ass club has lit a new fire in me to keep pushing to be better. To keep learning new things and to hold on tight to the grit and determination it takes to achieve your goals.”

In addition, Lambert noted that she has “a long way to go” to be half as cool as her fellow 200 inductees.

“I’m ready for the journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the @cowgirlmuseum for trusting me with this honor. Thank you to my family and close friends for joining me to celebrate and to Eleanor Green for nominating me. My heart is full,” she concluded.

More From Outsider