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Sunday, March 13, 2016

K9 Veterans Day

Today is K9  Veterans Day. While I was not aware of this holiday until recently when I was researching another post it has been around for 25+ years. The holiday was founded by Joseph J. White who served during the Vietnam War and was honored for doing so. Many feel just like I am sure that he did that these dogs that give their life to serve our country should be recognized as well. So the holiday was created

The date of March 13th was selected with purpose as well. It was March 13th 1942 that the United States K9 Corps was created. 

There are 11 states that recognize K9 Veterans Day. These states are: 
  • California
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • South Carolina

The holiday of K9 Veterans Day represents more than just military dogs. Dogs that serve police, customs, border patrol, secret service, F.B.I, therapy and other working dogs are recognized as well.

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  1. Thank you for letting me know about K9 Veterans Day! I think this is a wonderful way to commemorate and remember that war dogs are our heroes too.

  2. I didn't know there was such thing as K9 Veterans Day. SO cool! Go doggy heroes!

  3. I have never heard of this till now and I try to keep up on current events

  4. I think it's a great idea to have a K9 Veterans Day. Many of these animals have served bravely and ought to be recognized.

  5. I love that they honor the K9s. They are so vital to our soldiers. I hadn't heard about this day before.


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