Tenth Annual K9 Veterans Day March 10, 2024

Please plan to join us for Wisconsin’s 10th Annual K9 Veterans Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the American Legion Banquet Center in Fort Atkinson!  Public welcome.

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

Click the following link for the Invitation 2024-1

PROGRAM

Our featured speaker will be Jerry Witt, U.S. Army Sergeant and Scout Dog Handler. Witt served in the jungles of Vietnam, leading patrols with his scout dog, ahead of the main body of troops.

The recipient of the inaugural Terry Beck Protective Services scholarship will also be recognized as he pursues a career in fire protection.

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.

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY

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.

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.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

A block of rooms will be reserved at a local hotel for those who need overnight accommodations.  Please check back for more details soon.