Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Watchers of the Rose Parade on New Year's Day got a sneak peek at what the first national monument to military working dogs will look like. A floral replica of the monument appeared on the Natural Balance war dogs float.
The U.S. Working Dog Teams National Monument will make its permanent home at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Lackland is home to the 341st Training Squadron, where every military working dog team has been trained for every branch of the military since 1958.
As Home Post reported last year, former military working dog handler John Burnam spearheaded the movement to have a national monument for war dogs. He rode on the Natural Balance float along with military working dogs and their handlers.
In addition to the float, the video I posted up top also features one of the most touching surprise reunions between father and son I've seen in quite a while. Break out the hankies!