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K9 Veterans Day Celebration Scheduled

News release from The German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee

Contact:    Donna Fefee by email or at or 865-207-1956


                                        (image from 2011 K9 Veterans Day)


The German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee, together with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and the City of Knoxville, will host a K-9 Veterans Day observance on Saturday, May 5, at 1 pm.  The event will take place, rain or shine, at the War Dog Memorial, at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, 2407 River Drive, Knoxville.  The public is invited to attend this free event.


                                         (Image from 2011 K9 Veterans Day)

This event will honor all the dogs from all our wars, including past and present military working dogs, police service dogs, search and rescue dogs, dogs used by the Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or other agencies, and the therapy dogs and assistance dogs who comfort and help our wounded veterans.  This is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to these dogs who selflessly serve humanity and make our world a better place.



                                          (Image from 2011 K9 Veterans Day)

The ceremony will include guest speakers, a color guard, the Star Spangled Banner, presentation of a Tennessee House Resolution, a wreath laying, reading of names in memory of military and other working dogs, and Taps. The event will conclude with a police dog demonstration by Officer Brian Mullane and his K-9 partner Rocco from the Knoxville Police Department.


Click here for more information about the K-9 Veterans Day movement and the late Joseph White, its founder. 



Posted: 04-11-12 Viewed: 9785 times

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Sandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

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