2013 Tournament of Roses Parade takes a moment to surprise a family with daddy coming home from Afghanistan early

*sniff*

The float was called “Canines with Courage,” designed to be a replica of the U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, scheduled to open next fall.

Actor Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Food sponsored and built the float, which included a K9 named Lucca, a retired military dog who lost one of her legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while saving the U.S. Marines.

Needless to say, when the float stopped and dad got off, everyone was choked up:

Here’s a link to the full video, which was unfortunately shot by pointing a camera at the TV. Still looking for a really good one…

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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3 Responses to 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade takes a moment to surprise a family with daddy coming home from Afghanistan early

  1. Mustang.Koji says:

    I am without words…

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