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Memorial Day – don’t forget the dogs who served


The War Dog Memorial

Katie here.

You probably expect me to spend this post complaining about how mama abandoned me to go hang out with a cat! And I would, but I have more important things to talk about.

Happy Memorial Day!

Like dogs.

Especially dogs that served our country, some even our local communities, and are buried and honored at a very special War Dogs Memorial Cemetery.

Since today is Memorial Day my Aunt Karen, her dog Deuce, and mama and I went out to visit it this morning. (Aunt Karen provided my patriotic attire.) It was pretty amazing.

More than 400 dogs!

I felt very honored and almost overwhelmed to be visiting these amazing dogs and paying my respects. Deuce says he felt the same way. These were very special dogs, loved beyond measure, who worked hard at their jobs and who are honored here in this beautiful place not too far from where I live.

Deuce paying his respects.

We spent a long time walking around, reading stones and thinking about these heroes.

Only 2 years old when he died in 1931.

If you are ever near South Lyon Michigan you should stop by. I guarantee you’ll have a better appreciation for all the work these dogs did while they were alive.

Eleven tours of duty!

And then, if you’re lucky enough to have a Prince or Princess at home, give them an extra dog biscuit today. On me.

Deuce stops to visit Cody, a therapy dog just like him.

Talk to you all later…it’s a holiday and that calls for a nap!

We thank them all for their service.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Memorial Day – don’t forget the dogs who served

  1. Thank you for this today. Had no idea there was such a memorial but well deserved.


  2. such a beautiful and moving post. thank you


  3. Reblogged this on A Day In The Life and commented:
    A beautiful post about the dogs who served our country and their memorial

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Thank you for this wonderful post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Love all these dog photos!!!! What a fun post1


  6. I had no idea there was such a place to remember dogs who’d served — thank you for pointing it out to us. I love your patriotic attire, and I particularly love the photo of Deuce at Cody’s grave and you at the two-year-old’s marker.


  7. I didn’t know this existed, we will have to go visit sometime! Thanks for a great post.


  8. Such special pups
    Lily & Edward


  9. I truly think this was my FAVORITE post of any of the dog posts that I saw (including mine lol). PERFECT!


  10. Blue with white stars makes a star of your dog. Recently read a book of a dog which served in Afghanistan and make a big diffrence and saved many lives. Fortunately that dog was able to retire.


    • I’m glad it was able to retire. Many of these dogs did retire, they were 12, 13, 14 or more years old. Others were young and we assume they were killed doing the work they loved. Dogs are amazing.

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  11. That is somewhere we will need to visit.


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