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SOURCE: wtvr.com

RICHMOND, Va. – K9 officers were honored during a special ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial on Saturday.

Military working dogs from Quantico, Capitol Police K9s as well as Hanover search and rescue dogs and their handlers attended the event.

Guests were also able to get insight into K9 training and a sense of how the dogs help law enforcement and military members.

“It’s good that we all realize what a good job dogs do in the battlefield and here at home,” Virginia Dept. Of Veteran Services Communications Manager Jeb Hockman said.

The event came ahead of National K-9 Veterans Day, which is today, March 13.