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Certificate of Proclamation --- Designating March 13 of Every Year K-9 Veterans' Day

I am asking you to go to your Local, State, and Federal Legislatures and obtain Proclamations from them, Designating March 13 As K-9 Veterans’ Day.

Every year we get the K-9 Veterans Day into the “RED ZONE” but, we just can’t seem to take it across the finish line for the “Touch Down.”

Congressman Gary Peters (D-MI) came pretty close with HR 740 designating March 13 as K-9 Veterans Day but, the 112th U. S. Congress is not in session because of the presidential election and will end on Jan. 3, 17 days before the end of the presidential term.

The likelihood of HR 740 going across the goal line is pretty slim.                                   

So, I am asking you to go to your local, state, and federal
Legislatures and obtain Proclamations from them, designating March 13 As K-9 Veterans Day.

Then perhaps the 113th U.S. Congress that scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3 to Jan. 3, 2015 might take it across the "Goal Line."

Here is my proposed proclamation for you to use:



I,                     of                   do hereby proclaim

March 13, 2013

and every year thereafter as


WHEREAS, military working dogs have been used by the U.S. Armed Forces since WW I, and on March 13, 1942, The Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, also known as the “K-9 Corps;” and,

WHEREAS, still today, military working dogs serve alongside our men and women in uniform, both on active duty and serving the reserves of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard; and,

WHEREAS, it is only fitting that we remember and honor the dog handlers and their faithful K-9 partners for their service and sacrifice during World Wars I and II, The Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and many other conflicts; We also honor them for their exceptional service as police and Secret Service K-9s, airport, Border Patrol and Customs K-9s, FBI K-9s working to protect our Homeland Security and,

WHEREAS, as a Nation, we are eternally grateful for the noble sacrifices made by our Military Working Dog Handlers, and their K-9 Partners;

WHEREAS, on this day, we encourage citizens throughout this (Great City, State, or Nation) to honor forgotten Hero Dogs who helped and continue to help sustain the protection, safety and freedom of citizens of (City, State, or and throughout the United States;)

I                                 of                                  proclaim

March 13, 2013 and every year thereafter as K-9 Veterans Day.

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Steven Hanson November 05, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I think it's an idea long overdue...we have enough crazy laws and proclamations that have gone to the dogs...I think it's time actual dogs and their handlers get their due! They Do provide a valuable service to our country!


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