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Photos: K-9 Veterans Day Dog Walk

The inaugural 0.9K for K-9s Veterans Day dog walk happened Saturday morning at the Virginia War Memorial.

The event, which commemorates K-9 Veterans Day in Virginia, attracted canines of all shapes and sizes. Great Danes, pugs, bloodhounds, dachshunds, yellow labs and more mingled in the amphitheater while preparing for the walk.

The pack weaved its way around the facility and finished near the Shrine of Memory, a 22-foot-tall statue depicting a grieving woman.

Photos by Scott Elmquist

A short ceremony took place at the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater that overlooks the city. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Wilburt Hobson, 74, served in Vietnam from 1968-70 and earned two Bronze Stars. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
K9 Alert Search and Rescue representatives Chris Ronsisvalle and Lee Fields with Lois and Wesley and Gary Heiser with Max. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Richard Brock with Ginger and Poppy. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheatre (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
The walk started below the Virginia War Memorial along 2nd Street. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Virginia State Police Officer Brian Butchyk walks by the Virginia War Memorial. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Vietnam Veteran Wilburt Hobson walks his 9-month-old dog, Teddy. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Huckleberry, a disabled veteran service dog. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
People walk with dogs under the Virginia War Memorial. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)