Japanese tourist Kie Hishioka gets a closeup view of the DOGNY project canine sculpture "Sirius" by artist Allison Aboud outside New York Fire Department Ladder 20 October 1, 2002 in New York City. Three hundred fiberglass, multi-colored life-size German Shepherds were unveiled recently as a tribute to the four-legged search and rescue heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The dogs will be removed at the end of November and auctioned for charity at Sotheby's auction house.

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, and it’s heartbreaking to think of so many of the people we lost that day. We remember the lives lost, and the brave heroes who helped with search and rescue, particularly in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Along with those brave men and women, we pay tribute to the brave service dogs who helped with search and rescue, and also as therapy dogs.

The popular social media account “WeRateDogs” – which regularly honors the goodest of doggos – helped to pay some tribute to some of those special animals today.

Some 300 dogs were thought to be involved with the search and rescue efforts, including some of the ones WeRateDogs featured.

Check out this video, as we remember the lives lost, and the heroes who stepped up for our nation.


Remembering The Dogs of 9/11 ❤️ #weratedogs

♬ original sound - weratedogs

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