Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2006.3.19
Dimensions: 12 in X 18 in
Dimensions (Metric): 30.48 cm X 45.72 cm
Credit Line: A gift from the American Red Cross
Child's drawing of four dogs wearing red search and rescue vests and standing on hills meant to depict Ground Zero. "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! From Kate in Colorado" is written in the lower right corner.
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.