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Wounded Combat Dog to Appear in Rose Parade

By David13676

Wounded combat dog to appear in Rose ParadeA wounded military working dog will appear in a float in the 2013 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day will feature a canine Wounded Warrior.

Natural Balance Pet Food has more about Lucca and the float:

This year’s float, “Canines with Courage,” will showcase an exact replica of the first-ever United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, and honor our four-legged heroes and their handlers for their services and sacrifices saving American lives since World War II.

Lucca, a military hero dog that lost her leg from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while saving a platoon of U.S. Marines, will join Natural Balance on the float and ride alongside Tillman, the World’s Fastest Skateboarding Bulldog, who was recently inducted as an Honorary Marine as part of his work with the United States Military Working Dogs National Monument.

Below are also some facts about the “Canines with Courage” float.

  • The float will be lead by military working dog teams and their handlers.
  • The float will measure 55-feet long and 28-feet high, and be enabled to “fold” from a height of 28-feet down to 16-feet in order to pass underneath highway bridges and low wires along the parade route.
  • The float will feature an exact replica of the United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument made from golden clover seeds and crushed white sweet rice.
  • The replicated monument will be surrounded by more than 35,000 roses, America’s national flower.

Tags: Canines with courage, dog hero, Rose Parade

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