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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remember the Unsung Heroes on Memorial Day

”A noble Doberman pinscher represents hundreds of heroic war dogs that served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Although most were Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and occasionally, a collie served during the war as sentries, messengers, and scouts. But they also served other roles to the Marines who served with them...devoted friend, confidant, trusted companion. The War Dog Memorial, an exact replica of the official memorial in Guam, was donated to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Maurice Acree July 17, 1998. It honors not only the war dogs, but symbolizes the special connection people share with dogs."

The National Military Working Dog Monument will open in October 2013 on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, where most of the nation's military's dogs are trained.

The first War Dog Memorial was actually built on the grounds of Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in 1923. The unveiling was attended by representatives of every nation that fought in the Great War.

Today it’s possible to adopt a former war dog and adoption requests for retired military dogs has increased since the public heard the story of Cairo, the Navy SEALs dog who helped capture Osama bin Laden. To learn more about other unsung heroes, visit US War Dogs and Military Working Dog Adoptions.

posted by Harrison at 11:14 PM


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