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.