skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

First National Military Dog Monument Unveiled This Week (Video)

Video

Military Working Dog Monument

The U.S. military dedicated this week the first-ever national monument that honors the contributions of military working dogs and their handlers.

The U.S. Working Dog Teams National Monument is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The base is home to the 341st Training Squadron, where every military working dog team has been trained for every branch of the military since 1958.

Former military working dog handler John Burnam spearheaded the movement to have a national monument for war dogs. He also designed the monument.

Burnam said at the dedication ceremony:

"As a nation we owe our war dogs a tremendous debt of gratitude. Their selfless service, loyalty and sacrifices to our country must never be forgotten. The U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument is a treasure for us all to ensure they are honored and remembered forever."

Military dog handler John Baker, who also attended the dedication ceremony, told Reuters:

"These dogs were patriots just as much as anybody else who served."

Video of the ceremony courtesy of KENS 5-TV.

Please stay on topic and be as concise as possible. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Community Discussion Rules. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus