Patriot Pennies

Alabama War Dogs Memorial
         Patriot—–Penniessss

Since the twentieth century more than a hundred thousand dogs of many breeds and their handlers faithfully served our country as U.S. War Dog Teams. Such military K-9 teams guarded perimeters, led combat patrols, and fought and died beside our men and women of all services. Our nation’s military War Dogs served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraqi War, and peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and on many other foreign shores. War Dogs are not mascots, but highly trained, efficient, and loyal four-footed soldiers who know no fear. They served and continue to serve daily in harms way putting their lives on the line without hesitation to save military and civilian lives; experts estimated 10,000 American soldier lives were saved in the Vietnam War alone.

It is only fitting that Alabamians, as patriotic as they are, recognize the War Dogs who gave so much for so many for so little. We owe it to ourselves to remember those faithful creatures that served with, protected, and fought beside our men and women, and whose countless deeds saved so many American lives and helped protect our freedom. Yes, we remember, we need to remember man’s best friend and we owe it to these unsung warriors to never forget.

The Patriot-Pennies campaign is to raise money for the Alabama War Dogs Memorial, the casting of the dog paws and solider boot prints, and memorial plaque (arrows). Children and adults can participate in collecting and donating Patriot-Pennies in one or more of the following ways:

  Donate Patriot-Pennies   Biking for Patriot Pennies
  Walk for Patriot Pennies   Swimming for Patriot-Pennies
  Chores for Patriot-Pennies   Matching Patriot-Pennies
  Run for Patriot-Pennies   Cookies & Cakes for Patriot Pennies

 

The Patriot-Pennies will go toward purchasing the AWDM castings and plaques.