Those acts included numerous rescue dogs, and dogs in service to our country. Courageous canines still soldier on, all over the world, working side by side with their human counterparts.
Today, we honor and remember them: the ones currently serving, the ones lost to us, and the ones raised to be the next generation - learning to follow in the paw-steps of those who have gone before.
|Aircraftwoman Wilcock with Military Working Puppy Cajun, the next generation of canine heroes.|
Photo: Lisa on Flickr
And it's nice to see that, even for them, it's not all work and no play.
|It would appear that even military dogs appreciate a good Kong! Photo: Public Domain - from www.defense.gov|
May they have far more opportunities to play than be called to work as the years pass, and may they never have to experience what their predecessors did on that fateful day, 13 years ago.