Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2006.3.16
Dimensions: 11 in X 17 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 43.18 cm
Credit Line: A gift from the American Red Cross
Child's drawing of a group of dogs with bones and hearts. In the top right is a handwritten note: "Dear Rescue Worker + Rescue Dog | Thank you for careing [sic] so much about the vctims [sic] and our country. Keep on working because we are behind you all the way. Rescue Dog you deserve a big tasty bone for all you've done to save people in need. Good boy!" Below the note is a drawing of a dog with a big bone.
Within days of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, thousands of people arrived at the crash sites to aid in the response. Accompanying them were hundreds of dogs trained in search and rescue or therapy work. At a time of crisis, these four-legged responders showed courage and dedication alongside their human handlers.
Children from around the country sent notes and drawings to rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero. Many created works just for the canine responders.