Florida to Declare March 13 as ‘K9 Veteran’s Day’
Now this is truly a unique memorial undertaking, as we speak for those who have no voice. And like the dogs who themselves asked for nothing but appreciation, this memorial effort is not asking for your money, we only ask that you wish to honor the dogs.
This message sums up the goal of those behind K9VeteransDay.org, which was created to get congress to designate an official annual date for recognizing the contributions of dogs who have served in fields such as Search and Rescue, military and law enforcement.
Since the United States K9 Corps was officially established on March 13, 1942, supporters are hoping to make March 13 K9 Veteran’s Day.
Last year, Jacksonville Beach, Florida became the first city to declare March 13 as K9 Veteran’s Day. Proving that the movement is continuing to gain momentum, the governor of Florida is set to declare K9 Veteran’s Day for the entire state beginning this year.
To read more about the K9 Veteran’s Day movement and to find out how to help spread the word in your area, check out www.k9veteransday.org.