Semper Fi. A memorial statue honoring the working dogs of 9.11.01

Today I attended the 9/11 Working Dog Recognition Ceremony at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ  (across from Lower Manhattan).  Finding One Another honored canine working dog teams on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  They identified more than 950 working dog teams (civilian, government, law enforcement and military) who served in response to the attacks of 9/11. These teams were involved with search and rescue, recovery and security efforts at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, Shanksville and the Fresh Kills Landfill recovery site.

Today, they were honored.   I share some of the pictures I took at this ceremony.

 

Lining up for the procession. Lower Manhattan in the background.

 

 

Waiting for the procession to start.

 

 

Lt. David Lim of the Port Authority New York/New Jersey K-9 Unit. His dog, Sirius, was the only working dog that was killed on 9.11.01 when Tower Two collapsed.

 

 

Ron L. Aiello of the The United States War Dog Association

 

 

 

 

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.  ~David Thomas

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