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•Founded by John C. Burnam, decorated Vietnam Veteran War Dog Handler and published author of his war dog stories.
•Signed into law by President George W. Bush and amended by President Obama authorizing the John Burnam Monument Foundation to build it (www.jbmf.us).
• Same National Status as Mount Rushmore.
The one and only National Monument honoring Military Working Dogs and Handlers will go on national tour for the first time.
•Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., Petco, and Maddie's Fund are the Official Corporate Sponsors of the National Monument.
Dogs are an important part of the U.S. military and they have protected and saved countless thousands of American lives since WWII.
Meet Lucca, a true Hero!
For the first time in U.S. Military History, working dogs have been elevated to National Monument status by congressional law. The actual bronze statues of the four primary dog breeds and dog handler are going on tour across America in a patriotic trailer. The mobile tour will depart from Los Angeles and make appearances in several cities before reaching its final destination in San Antonio, Texas.
Military Working Dogs deserve to be honored because they have saved thousands of American lives since WWII, and at the same time provide companionship and support to our active duty service people. The National Monument will be dedicated in October 2013 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, where the military working dog teams are trained.
Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument Tour Truck