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:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- 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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