To think of the many lives that have been saved because of these courageous canines is just awe-inspiring when you think about it. They are trained, just like our soldiers, they are focused and duty bound. While their bark is strong, they often go unrecognized for their service to our country other than by their handlers. They are true warriors and this monument does justice to their strength and that of those who work with them. Be they on two legs or four, I am thankful for our soldiers sacrifice and humbled by their strength and discipline to perservere in keeping our country safe.
This monument was the brainchild of John C. Burnam, decorated Vietnam Infantry Veteran Scout Dog Handler, and author. The bronze sculptures have been crafted by Internationally recognized artist, Paula Slater. If you want to read the full article on this awesome tribute please follow my link to Military.com.