Ice-T, military dogs to appear on NYC parade float

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Posted: Nov 10, 2014 2:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T will appear on a float with military dogs and their wartime handlers at New York's Veterans Day Parade.

The rapper, actor and Army veteran will ride up Fifth Avenue with six dogs that served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Ice-T says it's important to recognize the heroism of both human veterans and their canine counterparts. It's the first time dogs are being featured.

The float is funded by philanthropist Lois Pope. She works with several organizations that help reunite military dogs and the veterans with whom they served.

The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday from Madison Square Park.

The grand marshal this year is New York's former police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, who served in the Marines. He'll march with his wife, Coast Guard veteran Veronica Kelly.