We would like to take this day to commemorate and honor the American veterans who have given the country blood, sweat and tears. Veterans Day is a U.S. legal national holiday to celebrate all veterans throughout the country. November 11 became the federal holiday in the United States back in 1938 and was previously referred to as Armistice Day.
In addition to the men of war, the dogs of war have served alongside soldiers throughout history as well. Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare. But it wasn’t until the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps” that they became a critical part of the armed forces. These aren’t just good dogs — they’re great dogs. Here are a few pictures of these great dogs and their veterans in war and love.
From all of us here at AnimalPlex, Happy Veterans Day!