It could be cold in March, so indoors could be best.
Some will celebrate Sat., March 9th, since March 13 is a Wednesday. But please do something on the 13th as well.
Involve the Military if at all possible & Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs, ROTC, American Legion, VFW, Police K9, Search and Rescue, FBI, Customs, Secret Service, etc.
Do demonstrations by working dogs.
Have a dog parade, and decorate your local dog park.
Speak to the schools about war dogs and get the kids involved.
Notify the press that the celebration is coming.
Do something for the dog handlers in the Military here and abroad.
Tell everyone you know about us.
Involve local dog shelters etc., as some mix breeds were war dogs in WWII.
Perhaps have something like a food drive for “dogs without homes.”
Contact your Mayor and/or Governor about declaring March 13 K-9 Veterans Day in a proclamation.
For more ideas please view the following video:
Michigan K-9 Veterans Day Celebration March 10, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TBg8Xc7oFo