Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2008.98.395
Dimensions: 0.375 in X 1.125 in
Dimensions (Metric): 0.9525 cm X 2.8575 cm
Credit Line: Robert Domingo - FDNY
Canine search and rescue 9/11 commemorative lapel pin depicting two dogs in the foreground with a representation of the Ground Zero rubble in the background. Printed text around the border reads: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET | 9 11 | SEARCH + RESCUE | CANINES."
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, dogs and their handlers served at the Pentagon and World Trade Center sites, family assistance centers, and the forensic recovery operation at Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. Hundreds of these K-9 teams searched the wreckage for survivors and victims or comforted responders and families of the 9/11 victims.