A MONUMENT FOR ALL MILITARY WORKINGS DOGS, PAST & PRESENT
SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DOG MONUMENT
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
PICTURED ABOVE........IN ONE OF THE EARLIER KICKOFF EVENTS ANNOUNCING THE SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DOG MONUMENT, MARCH 31, 2012 AT THE CHARLOTTE NC VIETNAM VETERANS HOMECOMING with K9 LUKE'S IMPRESSION IN THE MOVING WALL AT THE CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Above: In her sculpture, 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. 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
In November, 2012 the 14 inch tall bronze maquette of the SCWD Monument arrives. A first view of the future........
Early in 2013 in her studio in Illinois, work begins on the larger than life sculpture that will be a world class monument to the military working dog team. In November 2013, I travel to St. Charles, Illinois to view and approve the sculpture. Words cannot describe the emotion felt as I stepped into the studio seeing a monumental scaled handler and his working dog. It is amazing and will be a treasure for South Carolina to have in their capital city honoring the sacrifice and loyalty of so many who have served as the "Dogteam" and walked point for so many that followed in their footsteps....
And below is early rendition of the future home of the SCWDM.....
PLEASE SUPPORT AND DONATE
Support the SC War Dog Memorial "War Dog Memorial Fund"
1320 Main St Suite 800
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
*ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
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
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
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 20201
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, JOHNNY MAYO & THE WAR DOGS