The 12th annual War Dog Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the courtyard at March Field Air Museum.
The ceremony is held to honor those dogs who served in the military alongside our troops.
Dogs have been used by the U.S. Military since World War I, when American families donated their dogs to aid our troops during wartime.
It’s been estimated that these courageous canine heroes saved over 10,000 lives during the conflict in Vietnam alone.
Following the ceremony, there will be a Law Enforcement K9 Unit demonstration competition.
The event is free and no reservations are needed. Admission to the museum is separate ($10 for adults).
The March Field Air Museum is located at 22550 Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside, on the east side of the I-215 freeway at the Van Buren exit.
For more information, visit their website at www.marchfield.org or call 951-902-5949.
On Sunday, February 19, also in the museum courtyard, there will be an Irondog competition from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Irondog is an officially sanctioned sport that tests the strength, endurance, power, speed, and courage of the competitors.
For more information about Irondog, visit their website at www.irondog.biz
Please note, personal pets are not allowed at either of these events.
Friday, February 17, 2012
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