The 2013 Rose Bowl Parade featured two floats honoring those who ave hserved in the U.S. Military.
Lucca, a military working dog, lost her leg while protecting a platoon of Marines from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in March 2012.
Lucca lost her leg, but prevented those on patrol from sustaining any injuries.
She’s retired now, living with a family, but Lucca got her day of fame riding the length of the parade route on the float.
In the photo to the left, Lucca is more interested in her ball than posing for a picture with Tillman, the Skateboarding Dog. M.V.P. on Natural Balance Pet Foods Canine Sports Team.
Lucca is just one of many military working dogs featured on Natural Balance’s 2013 Rose Parade® float.
Veterans who served during the Korean War also were honored as part of the 60th anniversary of the Department of Defense ceasing combat.
“The Rose Parade is the heroes’ welcome these veterans always deserved and never got,” said Army Col. David J. Clark, told the LA Times as he mingled with volunteers and veterans at a float decorating session.
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