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U.S. Marine Cpl. Abraham Willis, 22, of Beech Bottom, W. Va., with the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and his IED detection dog Preacher ride in the back of a wagon as they are shuttled over a bridge for a foot patrol at sunrise in Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Friday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

National Museum of the Marine Corps celebrates the four-legged fighters

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WASHINGTON (Circa) – The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia offers the chance to learn about the history of the Marine Corps year-round. On one special day however, they focus their attention to the furriest members of the Marines.

The Dog Days of Summer event celebrates "the vital role dogs play in the Marine Corps" by showing demonstrations of working dogs all day long. In addition, local rescue dogs will be available to meet and adopt.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their whole families to the event- dogs included.

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