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"The Working Dog"
My eyes are your eyes,
to watch and protect you and yours.
My ears are your ears,
to hear and detect evil minds in the dark.
My nose is your nose,
to scent the invader of your domain.
And so you may live,
my life is also yours.
~ Author Unknown
National K9 Veterans Day, on March 13th each year, is a day to honor the service and sacrifice of America's Military Dogs.
On March 13, 1942, the United States Army began the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps, by training dogs to become a integral part of combat.
Today, military working dogs are important teammates to any military unit. Their actions have been etched in history, forever remembering their heroic actions.
On March 13th, 2020 join us in honoring the service and sacrifice of these extraordinary dogs. While this day is set aside for Military K-9, it is important to also recognize their canine counterparts serving our Nation through law enforcement.
American Gold Star Mothers Inc proudly supports the K9 Veterans Day Memorial Virtual Race. AGSM has a strong partnership with Working Dogs for Vets, supporting their mission through their annual Walk-a-Thon in Washington, DC. It is our pleasure to announce that $20 from each registration of the K9 Veterans Day Memorial Virtual Race will be donated directly to Working Dogs for Vets.
This Virtual Race can be completed wherever you are, and to any distance or discipline that you desire. You will be mailed an awesome event bib and commemorative finishers medal for you and man's best friend! Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please register before February 15.
Finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help veterans, those currently serving in the military, their families and our communities.
Working Dogs For Vets Mission is to provide service dogs and training to disabled heroes in need, empowering them as they return to civilian life with a new found independence; reducing suicide and overcrowding in animal shelters.
This event is proud to be a part of the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge!
The Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge serves as a collaborative effort to raise awareness of events that continue the legacies of our Nation's Gold Star Families, Military Active Duty, Veterans, and First Responder Heroes.
Our mission is simple: Inspired by Heroes and Connecting Communities.
The goal is to connect civilians with those who have served, and introducing events, stories, and legacies they may never have known. The Service and Sacrifice Series motto is: Remember, Honor, and Inspire.
HONORING HEROES FOUNDATION
In 2020, the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge will be managed by the Honoring Heroes Foundation. The Honoring Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission aligns with that of the Challenge. The major project of the Foundation is the Maine Gold Star Family Memorial, which will be dedicated from the People of the State of Maine, to the Gold Star Families of Maine and our Nation.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Being a part of the 2020 Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge remains simple and can be done anywhere Worldwide! We’ve added new events to our calendar, including three Virtual Events, that represent 16 total events over 9 months. Eligibility for the Challenge requires participants to register for 10 total events, participate in person or virtually, and earn cool Challenge swag at the end! For more information, please visit our Website or find us on Facebook!
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