THE DEDICATION DATE FOR MONUMENT IS VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

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Veterans War Dog Monument
Veterans Memorial Park
Columbia, South Carolina


EARLY IN MY TRAVELS WITH BUCK, WE OFTEN VISITED BEAUTIFUL VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK in COLUMBIA, SC THINKING.... ONE DAY WE WILL HAVE A WAR DOG MONUMENT HERE.

The "DOG HANDLER AND GERMAN SHEPHERD"  SEEN ABOVE WAS SCULPTED IN 2002 

BY ARTIST RENEE BEMIS IN ONE OF HER EARLIER PROJECTS.     WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE 

RENEE AS THE SCULPTING ARTIST of the SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DOG MONUMENT

 Artist Renee Bemis Has Captured the Heartbeat of the K9 Alert.....The Dog Handler and German Shepherd on Point in Phase 1   Phase 1 - Larger Than Life Bronze Sculpture of Dog Handler and German Shepherd on Beautifully Designed Granite Base by Memorial Park Architect Allen Marshall.     Columbia Based,  Bruns Monument Co.,  Contracted for Granite Work in Phase 1.          Phase 2   Will be the Addition of Larger Than Life Bronze Sculptures:  Labrador Retriever, Doberman Pinscher, and the Belgian Malinois,  Representing the Four Primary Breeds of Military Working Dogs Serving Our Nation Since WWII.

  

Veterans Park Architect Allen Marshall's Granite Design for 10% larger than life Bronze Handler and German Shepherd in Phase 1

Click here for a sketch of the layout and design for the War Dog Memorial


Project Cost Summary

Total budget for the SC WD Monument is estimated at around $130,000.00 for the sculpture and plaza construction.

We have raised $90,000.00 and need your support as we are quickly approaching dedication in November 2015.

The statue is cast and will be assembled starting in April and delivery expected in September.

SUPPORT THE SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DOG MONUMENT

The SC Veterans Memorial Park "War Dog Memorial Fund"

Honoring K9s WWII to Present HELP US BUILD IT!

All Contributions are Tax Deductible

Johnny, Buck, & the War Dogs

DONATE TODAY

 

  



MARCH 31, 2012 AT THE  CHARLOTTE NC VIETNAM VETERANS HOMECOMING with K9 LUKE'S IMPRESSION  IN THE MOVING WALL

A Number of Different Breeds Have Served in Our Military Since the K9 Corps. was Created in the Spring of 1942 After the Attack on Pearl Harbor.   Since the Beginning of America's Use of K9s in 1942  Four Breeds Have Served in Larger Numbers Because of Their Inherit Abilities of Loyalty, Intelligence, Strength, and the Will to Seek and Protect......German Shepherd - Labrador Retriever - Doberman Pinscher - Belgian Malinois

 

YOU CAN DONATE BY CHECK OR PAYPAL  -   ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Make checks payable to War Dog Memorial Fund and Mail to:

War Dog Memorial Fund
c/o Morgan Stanley
1320 Main St
Suite 800
Columbia, SC 29201

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,    JOHNNY & THE WAR DOGS