Fort Lee K-9s
The Hon. John Cox, Virginia House of Delegates, poses for a photo with the Fort Lee participants Sgt. 1st Class Carey Ford; Spc. Matthew Wallace and his dog Rico; Staff Sgt. Rashad Harris and his dog Sara; and Staff Sgt. Jared Winn-Adams and his dog Bingo.

RICHMOND, Va. (March 27, 2013) -- Several Soldiers of Fort Lee's 217th Military Police Detachment were on hand for a press conference that was a part of K-9 Veterans Day held March 13 at the Virginia War Memorial.

The day was designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia as K-9 Veterans Day. The event also included remarks by the Hon. John Cox, Virginia House of Delegates, and the unveiling of a new commemorative flag. The celebration and new observance coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the K-9 Quartermaster Corps in 1942. It recognizes service dogs who have served alongside military personnel, civilian law enforcement teams and search and rescue workers.

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