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For K9 Veterans Day, National WWII Museum Raises American Flag the Way Dogs See It

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A new American flag, created in colors visible to dogs, was introduced March 10, 2019, in honor of the more than 30,000 dogs who have served in the United States military since 1942. Ahead of K-9 Veterans Day on March 13, the flag was raised at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, in a collaboration between Project K-9 Hero and DreamBone rawhide-free dog chews. Learn more about the initiative at www.dreambone.com/k9vets.

Former Military Working Dog Jet Li and his owner, Pan Douangdara, were the guests of honor at the flag raising ceremony. Jet Li is named after fallen Naval Special Warfare K-9 Handler John “Jet Li” Douangdara, Pan’s brother, who died in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Upon Jet Li’s retirement (after two tours in Iraq and five years with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) Project K-9 Hero was amazingly able to place Jet with a family so close to his military experience.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve left the house for eight minutes or eight hours, dogs are always excited to see you again,” Douangdara said on Sunday. “You can throw a ball across the yard all afternoon, and they’ll act like it’s the most amazing game on the planet. They can sense when you’re…

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