Friday, September 11, 2009

The Quiet Heroes

Today is September 11.

A day we will never forget.
There were many heroes that day, police, firefighters and ordinary citizens.

There were also canine heroes.

There were a number of search and rescue and cadaver dogs involved in the aftermath of the attacks. Many of them suffered health issues from the terrible conditions they worked in and had their lives cut short as a result.

One of our breed was present at the World Trade Center from the beginning.

Presidio Dutch of Alto Mare, TDX,CWDX,SAR,MO-TF 1 "Dutch" a PWD from here in Missouri
3/29/96 - 10/13/08

If you'd like to read about the quiet heroes, the rescue dogs of 9/11, there is a book available which gives a short introduction to each of the dogs.
Dog Heroes of September 11: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
by Nona Kilgore Bauer and The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

We are all grateful to them and will never forget them.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great tribute with wonderful photos! Thank you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Nichole said...

Thank you for posting this and all those great dog hero photos. I have that book and absolutely love it!

Channon said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thank you, Sue.

Martha Basset said...

Lovely tribute - it really was a dreadful day - as you say so many heroes, human and canine. The pictures told the story.
Dogs not only involved in rescue work but also in comforting humans - lets face it that just comes naturally to dogs.

Marjie said...

I've never seen so many pictures of the dogs. I, too, will never forget September 11, 2001.

Stella said...

Thanks for a wonderful tribute to the noble dogs we are privileged to share our lives with.


LizzieJane said...

What a wonderful post today Sue. Thank you for remembering.

Rufus and Indie said...

Everyone did a great job that day! But no question dogs were the biggest help!
Great post!
Rufus and Indie

Eddy said...

I didn't know there was one of my kind there: a PWD! A true hero.

momsue84 said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post!! Thank you so very much! This just breaks my heart on so many levels. God bless them all. We owe them so much.

gaylen said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thank you. Lovely post. g

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you for the tribute to the dog-heroes of 9-11! We must never forget any of the heroes!

parlance said...

Great post. So sad.

matthew houskeeper said...

This is a very nice post. I still remember that day graphically. Because of that, my post was much more indirect. But I can appreciate yours as well. Well done!!!!

silfert said...

Outstanding. I'm going to go find that book and share it with my sister...

Tee said...

what a great tribute to our brave canine friends!

licks and wags

The Dog WOods Pack