Citizen Dogs Join THE Army
Recognize March 13th as K9 Veterans Day.
© TheDogPlace September 2009 - Citizen dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds, are being recruited to sign
up symbolically, as a part of a Memorial Army, in support of the nationwide effort to make March 13, 2010 the official K9 Veterans Day. Modeled after the WW II program by Dogs for Defense, dogs donate (so to speak) to the organization, and then rank
is accorded, and a hand signed and numbered enlistment certificate is
assigned to that supporter dog.
The K9 Veterans Day organization does not hold fund raisers, or solicit
donations for their cause, but they do sell logo shirts, and stickers, and
now you can get a suitable-for-framing enlistment certificate to show your
support for our country, the dogs and their handlers who still fight for us
in far lands, and to help us offset general expenses.
In addition to this truly unique program of symbolic enlistments, a major part of what the organization does is seek K9 Veterans Day proclamations from cities and states. Our goal is to have all 50 states, plus your city proclaim that the dogs of our wars are worthy of their own day of honor. Many events are already being planned.
Help your dog serve his country. For additional information about the campaign, please visit our website http://www.k9veteransday.org or contact me (Joe White - Founder) direct at K9veteransday@aol.com or 904-241-6051
August 2009 K9 Veterans Group Adds Thousands
The Jacksonville Beach, FL based organization k9veteransday.org has seen a
marked increase in support for their campaign. Some 32 groups, clubs, and
organizations have now thrown their weight behind the effort, and many of
those groups and organizations are already nation wide, giving the K9
Veterans Day group a solid base from which they can more efficiently further
their campaign for K9 Veterans.
The entire base is now going to work to have a celebration of K9 Veterans Day in all 50 states, and at least 500 cities and towns. The 50 and 500 campaign will culminate on March 13, 2010, as March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and it is the ultimate goal of the K9 Veterans Day group to make March 13 "officially" K9 Veterans Day.
NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY
Where it began
February 2009 - A nation-wide effort, with roots in Jacksonville Beach, takes the lead to declare K9 Veterans Day for the entire state. Last year Jacksonville Mayor Peyton made it official, and the group is hopeful that the state of Florida will lead the way for national recognition of all military dogs that served in all our wars.
Due to the war on terror, Customs Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs,
Border Patrol Dogs, Police Dogs, and Secret Service Dogs will be
included with Military Dogs in this recognition. This will be an
annual tribute and memorial to their as they too served, bled,
Dogs have served with honor throughout the history of our
Country’s birth, growth, and in all of our wars. The official K9
Corps was created March 13, 1942 and it is only fitting to
declare March 13 as K9 Veterans Day. This honors Military dogs
for their selfless service, while avoiding any objections one
may have to dogs being included in the human Veterans Day.
"To this day dogs are serving on our borders every day, on both
land and sea." Coast Guard dogs helped to guard the beaches way
back during WW II. Joe White, who launched the effort, lives in
Florida, so he feels it only right that Florida lead the way on
this, letting everyone know that the state honors all it’s
Veterans. Thanks to Mayor Peyton, and our continued support for
Florida Governor Crist, who we trust will follow through on this
As you buy candy or cards for Valentine’s Day, consider what our
country’s four-footed soldiers do for us every day. Urge
Legislative leaders in your state to follow Florida’s lead,
honoring all Military Dogs by proclaiming March 13th as K9
For any additional information about the campaign, please visit our web sitehttp://www.k9veteransday.org
or contact me (Joe White - Founder) direct at K9veteransday@aol.com or 904-241-6051
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