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15 Mar 2020

**National K-9 Veterans Day**

Exonumia | Kepi

National K-9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the "K-9 Corps," according to American Humane Society, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces. The rest, as they say, is history. Officially a part of the service, the dogs of war span centuries and include such heroes as Sgt. Stubby, the original war dog, Chips, the most decorated dog in World War II and Lex, who retired with his fallen owners family and Cairo, the Navy SEAL working dog on the bin Laden raid. Today's military dogs are valued as important members of their military units and even have their own retirement ceremonies, awards and medals and memorial services. As a dog lover I really admire these canine hero's and their handlers. With that in mind I found these medals, Max and Gabe to add to my collection from... "The K-9 Hero Portrait Project". They have recently added two more dogs to this set...Jony and Krijger. Needless to say these guys are on there way to my house. ; ) Thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome ; )

Comments

Very nice medal, and also what a nice blog!

"SUN"

Level 5

Enjoyed the blog. Nice looking items.

Mike

Level 7

I love the dogs. My avatar speaks for it self. That was six my service dog had him since he was six months old. We went for summer session to get our voices ready for.the road shows. They said were training service dogs . Go watch it in the big theater . I went in. The trainer was calling every dog. She called.doc. Looked at her and said no way. And he walked to me. Despite the trainer. The Man who rang the program was in Ireland. They said we have a dog that loves Mike. He took care of me for 12 years. I still miss him. We worked for three weeks. Bless that dog and all.dogs

Golfer

Level 5

Awesome ! Never knew about these. Would make great gifts for dog lover friends. Thanks

Mokie

Level 6

Wow, what a great set. Thanks for sharing, I may be visiting etsy soon.

Longstrider

Level 6

That is a wonderful blog. Our Military Working Dogs save countless lives. I admire your passion for these Veterans. It shows through n this blog. As an aside, there is a great War Dog Memorial within a couple of hours of me at March Air Force Base in Riverside, CA. here is a link: https://www.marchfield.org/visit/heritage-courtyard/war-dog-memorial/ Thanks Kepi. Very well done.

user_77425

Level 3

How much do those medals go for? Nice coins too.

Kepi

Level 6

Around $10.00 to $20.00 plus shipping. They are offered thru LoreenPantaleoneArt @ Etsy.com Thank you for your comment! ; )

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Very cool. We love dogs in our house and my wife is retired Army. I'm glad to see these. Thanks for sharing.

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