Wednesday, March 13, 2013
March 13 is K9 Veterans' Day!
I just learned today that there is a K9 Veterans' Day. This is such a wonderful idea, I love it! There is even a website k9veteransday.org.The following is an excerpt from the website:
"Welcome to the national effort to make March 13 K9 Veterans Day. March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and so it seems only right to annually honor their service on that date. They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered.
Because of the attacks on our homeland, many more dogs than are normally associated with the term “war dogs” are in the fight, and this campaign will not discriminate against them. The war came to us, and so it has become seriously important to us as a Nation to have our borders, transportation centers, ports, bases, fuel dumps, energy compounds, and many more places, as well guarded as is possible, and for the most part they are guarded by dogs that are not in the military. Police K9s, Customs K9s, Border Patrol K9s, Secret Service K9s, Airport Police K9s, F.B.I. K9s, and others are working daily to protect the homeland, and they should be honored accordingly. Some of those very dogs died at Ground Zero. They have all served to save, and they all deserve to be remembered."
I just want to take this time to remember and thank all the canines that have served this country over all the years (and those yet to come). Dogs are truly man's best friend and most loyal protector.