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K-9 Veterans Day Ideas for March 13, 2013

They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered.

It could be cold in March, so indoors may be the best place to observe K-9 Veterans Day.

Some will celebrate on Saturday March 9, as March 13 is on a Wednesday. But please do something on the 13th as well.

Involve the military if at all possible, plus Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs, ROTC, American Legion, VFW, Police K-9, Search and Rescue, FBI, Customs, Secret Service, etc.

Other ideas:

  • Do demonstrations by working dogs.
  • Have a dog parade or decorate your local dog park.
  • Speak to the schools about war dogs and get the kids involved.
  • Notify the press that the celebration is coming.
  • Do something for the dog handlers in the military, here and abroad.
  • Tell everyone you know about us.
  • Involve local dog shelters etc., as some mix breeds were war dogs in WWII.
  • Perhaps have something like a food drive for dogs without homes.
  • Contact your mayor and/or governor about declaring March 13 K-9 Veterans Day in a proclamation.

For more ideas, please view the following video: Michigan K-9 Veterans Day Celebration March 10, 2012

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Kenneth E. Reynolds January 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Please submit your activities scheduled for K-9 Veterans' Day March 13, 2013. to Kenneth Reynolds at janetandkenneth@yahoo.com. Who, What, When, Where and if your community or state had a signed proclamation.

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