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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Virginia will now honor its fallen heroes of the four legged variety.

The state has declared March 13 K-9 Veterans Day to honor dogs killed while serving in the military or working with local law enforcement.

A special ceremony was held at the Virginia War Memorial on Wednesday.

Delegate John Cox of Ashland submitted a resolution during the last General Assembly session recognizing the holiday.