Gayle Anderson was live at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center where the public is invited to remember the people who lost their lives September 11th, 2001.
Gayle Anderson was live at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center where the public is invited to remember the people who lost their lives September 11th, 2001. Today’s memorial ceremony at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m.
September is also National Service Dog Month. Service dogs play a crucial role in our safety. They are used in fire departments, law enforcement and the military. After the events of 9/11, about 300 rescue dogs were brought in to help the search-and-rescue effort. Like their human counterparts, they spent days going through the rubble, looking for survivors and, later, people’s remains. To commemorate these canines, as well as military and law enforcement dogs, a new stone memorial with a 400-pound bronze statue of a German Shepherd rescue dog perched on top was unveiled at the Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram, New York.
Thanks to the efforts of Natural Balance Pet Foods and Petco, the U.S. Congress has elevated service dogs to national monument status by law. The national monument will feature a current day combat dog and its handler and will reside at the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. The dedication ceremony will be held at Lackland Air Force Base on Monday, October 28th, 2013 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. For more information about the ceremony, click HERE.
For those interested in supporting the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), you can send donations to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, a support group that provides essential equipment, technology and training to the men and women who serve in the LAFD.
Today @ 10am
LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LAFD Training Site
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