U.S. Army

National K9 Veterans Day 2019

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via  Flickr

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via Flickr

National K9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to honor commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the "K-9 Corps," according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.