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SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DOG MONUMENT 

HONORING ALL MILITARY WORKING DOGS

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

COLUMBIA,  SOUTH CAROLINA

 

The "World Class"  SC War Dog Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, Columbia,  SC

Dedicated to All Military Working Dogs of America.  Sculpted by Artist, Renee Bemis

 

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Celebrating 13 Years of Traveling for the War Dogs Events

EVEN THOUGH HONORARY WAR DOG BUCK DIED MARCH 23, 2006,  HE CONTINUES TO EDUCATE AMERICA ABOUT HIS HEROES...Five days after his death, Buck was honored on the Congressional Floor  March 28th by Congressman Joe Wilson (SC) and on March 29th by  Congressman Walter Jones (NC).  Both speeches were broadcast around the world by CSpan.  Condolences were received from friends across America, England, France, Iraq, and Alphganistan.  Go Buck!!

 

Buck was buried on April 15th beside the military mascot of the 82nd Airborne, Satan's Angel III, in the Pet Rest Cemetery,US 321  in West Columbia, S.C.     

 

BUCK'S HEROES NEXT GENERATION OF WAR DOG AMBASSADORS -  SKY,  JD,  AND LUKE


EACH YEAR WE MEET SO MANY SPECIAL PEOPLE AND OLD FRIENDS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP... AND AFTER EIGHT YEARS WITH "WAR DOG TRAVELING WALL" ON THE ROAD.... THE "DOG WALL" WAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED MAY, 2011 IN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA'S VETERAN REUNION.  AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.   WITH A PROPOSED PROJECT CLOSE TO HOME IN COLUMBIA, SC...THE KENNEL SIGN WALL MAY BE DISPLAYED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

 THE WAR DOGS' SPIRITS REPRESENTED in EACH KENNEL SIGN!

 

 

2012 EVENTS

Jan. 28 - 29:   Charleston Kennel Club Dog Show - Charleston SC

Feb. 25 - 26:  Battle of Aiken  -  Aiken SC

March 31:  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans - Charlotte NC

April 21:  Camden Armies Thru Time  -  Camden SC

April 21: Celebrate Freedom Foundation  - Columbia SC

April 26 - 29: Melbourne Veterans Reunion - Melbourne Fl

May 18 - 19:  Spring Cook Out -  Hamptonville  NC

May 24 - 27:  LZ Friendly - Danielsville Ga

May  27:  Announcement of South Carolina War Dog Monument - Veterans Memorial Park

June 23:  South War Dog Monument Fundraiser - Runaway Bay Restaurant,  North Charleston SC

July 4:  Peach Festival Parade - Gilbert 

August:  NC Vietnam Veterans Rally,  Jacksonville, NC

Sept. 13 - 16:  Kokomo Veterans Reunion - Kokomo  IN

 

2011 EVENTS

APRIL 9 - 10:  ARMIES THRU TIME -  CAMDEN, SC

APRIL 16:  CELEBRATE FREEDOM, AIR WARS - COLUMBIA, SC\

MAY 5 - 8:  BREVARD COUNTY VIETNAM VET. REUNION  -  MELBOURNE, FL

MAY 13 - 14:  SPRING PART,  NC

MAY 27 - 30:  LZ FRIENDLY VETERAN REUNION - DANIELSVILLE, GA

JULY 23:  VEST FEST - LEXINGTON, SC

SEPT. 1 - 5:  39TH SCOUT DOG PLT HOSTED DOGFEST -  MOUNTAIN REST, SC

SEPT 15 - 18:  KOKOMO VETERAN REUNION - KOKOMO, IN

OCT. 1:  FUN DOG SHOW -  WINNSBORO, SC

OCT 27 - 30:  VIETNAM DOG HANDLER NATIONAL REUNION - ORLANDO, FL

NOV. 5 - 6:  VETERANS  CELEBRATION & PARADE - USS YORKTOWN / CHARLESTON,SC

NOV. 11:  VETERANS DAY PARADE - COLUMBIA, SC

NOV 12 - 13:  NATIONAL VETERANS POWWOW - ELLIJAY, GA

 

2010 EVENTS 

APRIL 10 - 11:  ARMIES THRU TIME - CAMDEN, SC

APRIL 18:   CFF - VIETNAM VET HO-CHI-MINH TRAIL RIDE - COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 24 - 25:  CFF - NATIONAL VIETNAM VET HOMECOMING - COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 22- 25:  ALL VETERANS REUNION - BREVARD CO. MELBOURNE, FL

MAY 8 - 9:  SHAWFEST - SUMTER , SC

MAY 8 - 9:  MOTHER'S DAY POW WOW - CANTON, GA

MAY  14 -16:  VN MARINE K9 HANDLERS SPRING PARTY - HAMPTONVILLE, NC

MAY 28 - 30:  MEMORIAL VETERAN WEEKEND - LZ FRIENDLY, GA

JUNE 2 - 6:  173RD AIRBORNE NATIONAL REUNION:  NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

JUNE 17 - 20:  "LEST WE FORGET" VETERAN TRIBUTE TO WAR DOGS - SAINT JOSEPH, MI

JULY 3:   NC CHAP. ROLLING THUNDER BENEFIT FOR WAR DOGS - WINSTON-SALEM, NC

SEPT.  3 - 5:  11th ANNUAL 39TH SCOUT DOG & ALL VETERAN REUNION - MOUNTAIN REST, SC

SEPT. 16 - 19:  KOKOMO VETERAN REUNION - KOKOMO, IN

SEPT 30 - OCT. 3:  NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS - CHARLESTON, SC

 

2009 EVENTS

Jan. 24-25:  AKC Kennel Club Dog Show - Charleston, SC

APRIL 17-18:  DOOLITTLE RAIDERS 67th REUNION - COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 22-25:   ALL VETERANS REUNION - MELBOURNE, FL

MAY 15-16:  THUNDER AT JACKSON - FT JACKSON, SC

MAY 22-25:  LZ FRIENDLY - DANIELSVILLE, GA

JULY 29 - AUG 1:  173RD AIRBORNE BRIG NATIONAL REUNION - DAYTONA, FL

SEPT 4 - 7:  10th ANNUAL VIETNAM K9 VETERANS REUNION - MT. REST, SC

SEPT. :     27th KOKOMO VIETNAM VETERANS REUNION - KOKOMO, IN

OCT. 17-18:  BOSHEARS AIRSHOW - AUGUSTA, GA   (OR)   N.C. EVENT

OCT. 29 - NOV. 1:  VIETNAM "MOVING WALL" - BARNWELL, SC

NOV. 7:  PATRIOTS POINT/YORKTOWN MILITARY TRIBUTE - CHARLESTON, SC

NOV. 8:  CHARLESTON VETERANS PARADE - CHARLESTON, SC

NOV. 14 - 15:  1st NATIONAL VETERANS POW WOW:  CANTON, GA

NOV. 11:   COLUMBIA, SC VETERANS PARADE

2008 EVENTS:

JAN 28 - APRIL 5:  COLUMBIA'S ANIMAL SUPPLY HOUSE WILL HOST WAR DOG EXHIBIT

APRIL 5:  GLENFOREST SCHOOL ANIMAL FAIR - WEST COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 12-13:   "ARMIES THROUGH TIME" - CAMDEN, SC

APRIL 19:  OLYMPIA FESTIVAL - COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 24-27:  VIETNAM & ALL VETERANS REUNION - MELBOURNE, FL

MAY 16-17:  CELEBRATE FREEDOM & FORT JACKSON CELEBRATION - FT. JACKSON, SC

MAY 24-25:  DANIELSVILLE, GA VETERANS REUNION

MAY 30-31:  WAR DOG & WWII VETERAN CELEBRATION - PIKEVILLE, NC

AUG. 28 - SEPT. 1:  9th ANNUAL SOUTHEAST VIETNAM K9 REUNION - MT. REST, SC

SEPT. 6:  SHAWFEST - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE - SUMTER, SC

SEPT 26-27:  COLUMBIA KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW - COLUMBIA, SC

OCT. 4-5:  AMERICAN INDIAN FESTIVAL - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

OCT. 23-26:  VIETNAM DOG HANDLERS ASSO. REUNION - SAN ANTONIO, TX

NOV.  6-10:  VIETNAM MOVING WALL - TALLAHASSEE, FL

NOV. 11:  VETERANS DAY PARADE / WAR DOG REMEMBRANCE - COLUMBIA, SC

 

2007 EVENTS - Sharing Our Dogs' Legacy - Thank You For Your Support

JAN. 27 - 28:  CHARLESTON KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW - SC

FEB. 17:  PROJECT PET FUND RAISER - NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE -SC

FEB. 24 - 25:  S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL - COLUMBIA, SC 

MAR. 10 - 11:  HILTON HEAD KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW - SC

MAR. 31:  GLEN FOREST SCHOOL PET DAY - W. COLUMBIA, SC

APRIL 14 - 15:  200 YEARS OF ARMY HISTORY - CAMDEN, SC

APRIL 25 - 29:  VIETNAM & ALL VETERAN REUNION - FLOIRIDA

MAY 5 - 6:  CLEMSON KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

MAY 18 - 19: THUNDER AT FORT JACKSON/CELEBRATE FREEDOM AIRSHOW

MAY 26-27: LZ FRIENDLY - DANIELSVILLE, GA

JUNE 9 -10: ASHEVILLE KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

JULY 19:  MILITARY HISTORY CLUB - COLUMBIA, SC

JULY 24:  FORT JACKSON, SC - WAR DOG PRESENTATION/NCO CLUB 

SEPT 1 -2:  8TH ANNUAL S.E. K9 CAMPOUT REUNION: MT REST, SC

SEPT 15-16:  ALBEMARLE, NC AIR SHOW

SEPT 29-30:  COLUMBIA KENNEL CLUB - COLUMBIA, SC

OCT. 20-21:  BOSHEARS AIR SHOW - AUGUSTA, GA.

NOV. 10-11:  REMEMBRANCE/BATTLE OF DAK TO - BARNWELL, SC

NOV. 12: VETERANS DAY PARADE - COLUMBIA, 

 

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