NATIONAL PET LOSS DAY
September 11, 2016
“NATIONAL PET LOSS DAY” Memorial Service
|Located at 4969 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
(Emerson Expressway & Beach Blvd.)
904-724-5556 or 904-731-3868
The City of Jacksonville, Mayor Curry’s office officially recognized this event and issued a proclamation recognizing Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home and our "National Pet Loss Day" memorial service.
At this ceremony we dedicated a police K9-public service working K9 monument, (Which is now on display for you to see in our memorial park) and donated a section of our cemetery to the City of Jacksonville and the State of Florida for any police K9 officer that may lose it's life in the scope of their job.
K9 Unit's That Were In attendance: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, The United States Military, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The St. John's County Sheriff Office, The Clay County Sheriff's Office. The Nease High School JROTC cadets dedicate our flag pole monument with the formal presentation and raising of the American Flag and presented the colors of The United States of American at this ceremony.
Our Event lasted approximately one hour and entailed: · Dedication of Our United States of America Flag Pole Monument · The Playing of The National Anthem · Prominent Guest Speakers Such as Dr. Richard Sutliff, James Crosby and Doug Koweiski · Police K9 Monument Dedication · 21 Gun Salute in Tribute of The Fallen K9 Hero's accompanied with TAPS · Amazing Grace Played by Our Staff Bagpipe Soldier and the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department Scottish Drum and Bagpipe Team · A Memorial Balloon Release in Memory of All The PetsThat Have Passed Away · The Dedication of the "Sidewalk of Loving Memories" · Open House and Tour of Our Brand New Modern Facility
Here's what one attendee had to say : Dear Jimmy and Staff: I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful remembrance and dedication day that you hosted. You exceeded my expectations in providing all of us pet families with a truly heartwarming service. Thank you so much. I know how much work goes into an event such as this and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I still miss both of my pets (Rooney and Blue) very much, but your event was an opportunity for me to give them the respect and show my love. Thank you so very much. Nancy Will