We here, at the Feline News Network, & Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat, wish to dedicate this post to all Critters, not just Canines, who have given their lives for their country, while serving in the U. S. Military in some capacity, whatever that may have been. We encourage you to not just check out the links in this post, but explore the collection of over 20 links, in our sidebar, under Ol' Glory, & the heading "Support the Troops!"
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Dedicated on June 10, 2006, the United States War Dogs Memorial, in NJ.
Tribute Flag Badge by ~The Zoolatry Girls, Maggie, Zoey & Ann
Military Working Dogs are deserving of our gratitude as well on Memorial Day by Lorrie Shaw - Also answer survey question = Do you think that legislation should be amended so that military working dogs would be classified as "canine members of the armed forces" rather than "equipment"?
Daddy's friend GM Roper has a brother who has done something very special...
Let GM explain:
"My kid brother Doug Roper sculpted a War Dog Memorial that is now in Long Island New York. At his web-site with a photo of the memorial it says:
The sculpture depicts a German Shepherd as if it’s ready to step into the unknown danger ahead.
The monument is dedicated to all the K-9 Soldiers, WAR DOGS OF AMERICA, who have served this nation faithfully and well from the Revolutionary War to the present day as scouts, sentries, and members of search and rescue teams. Serving in all branches of the armed forces, these courageous canines have saved thousands of soldiers, often at the cost of their own lives, and have brought a touch of home to the madness of the battlefield.
This bronze is two times life-size and stands 48 inches tall from the paw to the shoulder. It is mounted on a granite base. It was installed in the spring of 2005, in a park in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York
As a side note, the dog that was the live model for the statue was “Tsunami” and was one of the rescue dogs at the twin towers on 9/11. Tsunami is the only non-seeing eye dog allowed into the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas and his paw-print is registered in the guest of honor book, just below the name of Prince Phillip. My brother said that Tsunami was a great dog to work with."