K9 Veterans Day – Sunday, March 13

Please plan to join us for Wisconsin’s 8th Annual K9 Veterans Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the American Legion Banquet Center in Fort Atkinson!

This year’s program will be exciting. Our featured speaker is John Meeks—veteran K9 handler, bronze star recipient, and Executive Director of the U.S. War Dogs Association, Chapter 3.

We will also honor Riggs (with his handler Deputy Terry Tifft), the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department K9 who was shot in the line of duty.

Also honored will be fallen K9s from the past year and retiring working K9s.  All K9 handlers—active and retired—in attendance will be recognized. All K9s in attendance will also receive a special treat.

An announcement about the Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship fund will also be made.

Prior to the event at the American Legion location, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the K9 Veterans Memorial in Fort Atkinson’s McCoy Park at 12:30 p.m.  Immediately following that, participants will gather at the American Legion.

If you love working K9s and if you want to honor them and their handlers, we encourage you to join us for this special event!

McCoy Park is located at 1100 Old Madison Road (across from Salamone’s Italian Pizzeria, 1245 Madison Avenue) and the American Legion Banquet Center is located at 201 S. Water Street East, both in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Click here to view the invitation to the
2022 K9 Veterans Day Program