VETERANS DAY PARADE

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On Tuesday, Harley and I will sit together proudly and watch the Veterans Day Parade. I will watch it thinking and remembering the many military men and women I have been blessed to know and admire throughout Doodle Dad’s many years in the United States Army.

Harley will wear his U.S.A. hat and watch with me because for the first time, war hardened canines will have their very own float at the Veterans Day Parade in New York City!…

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Since April the American Humane Association — along with Mission K9 Rescue and the US War Dogs Association — has facilitated the reunion of 20 retired military dogs with their loving human veterans.

For the first time, six of these heroic duos will be honored on a float in the Veterans Day Parade this Tuesday… 

MEET THE 6 MILITARY DOGS TO BE HONORED IN THE VETERANS DAY PARADE

 

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A detection dog whose job was to sniff out IED’s in Afghanistan..

A military police dog for two years in Japan…

A military police dog for two years in Japan…

A contract working dog for four years in Afghanistan.

A contract working dog for four years in Afghanistan.

Worked with some of the first Marines in Marajah, Afghanistan…

Worked with some of the first Marines in Marajah, Afghanistan…

An Army military police dog for nearly five years…

An Army military police dog for nearly five years…

Detected explosives in Afghanistan…

Detected explosives in Afghanistan…

For more on these heroic pups, their handlers and veterans who love them so, feel free to read these two wonderful articles in detail:

And to all those with “two legs and four” who dedicated and sacrificed so much for the rest of us, Harley and I salute you and thank you waving both hands and a tail proudly with “oodles and doodles” of love…

 God Bless you and God Bless America! 

 *Photos complements of the New York Post

12 Comments
  • Denise Gruzensky
    November 11, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! We are so thankful for all our dedicated men, women and canines do to keep us safe!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      Denise, we too feel the exact same way. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • DashLilly
    November 11, 2014

    Heroes!!! Each and every one!! Thanks for the post. Happy Veterans Day to Doodle Dad and Doodle Mom!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      Thanks Dash Lilly!

  • Emma
    November 11, 2014

    That is super cool the dogs will be in the parade! We used to have retired explosive sniffing dogs in the neighborhood, but they moved away.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      WOW! Were these explosive sniffing dogs in your neighborhood involved in getting you interested in nose to nose work Emma?

  • Flea
    November 11, 2014

    Oh, thank you for sharing! Their own float! How exciting! And I love that they’re pairing up retirees with retirees!

    A big thank you and hug to the Doodle Dad!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      Hugs back to you too – Flea!

  • DashLilly
    November 11, 2014

    Harley, I think Doodle Mom might like this piece. It was written by a friend of a friend. I like to read it on Veterans Day. from your doodle friends in Cold Colorado!

    http://www.acp-usa.org/ACP_Program/ACP_In_The_News/give-your-time-honor-our-veterans

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      Dash Lilly – that was incredibly moving. What a wonderful and descriptive inside peek of just a portion of what veteran’s experience. Thanks so much for sharing her story. Laura is truly an amazing American.

  • Ann Staub
    November 12, 2014

    Nice! Hope you enjoyed the parade Harley. Pretty cool to see some real doggy heroes there.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2014

      It was PAWsome Ann, so cool!

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