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Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

War Dogs

Veterans Memorial Center

 
 
War Dogs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
1. War Dogs Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to war dogs and their handlers, past, present & future. Your deeds and sacrifices will always be remembered.
 
Erected by Brevard Kennel Club.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsMilitary.
 
Location. 28° 21.088′ N, 80° 40.98′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Sykes Creek Parkway and Fortenberry Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located within the Veterans Memorial Plaza part of the Veterans Memorial Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam 1959-1975 (here, next to this marker); A-7E Carrier-based attack-bomber (a few steps from this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Operation Desert Storm (a few steps from this marker); September, 11th, 2001
War Dogs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
2. War Dogs Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor (a few steps from this marker); American Revolutionary War (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
 
Also see . . .  Military Service Dogs. (Submitted on January 15, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
The Soldier’s Loyal Mate by Ian Coate image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
3. The Soldier’s Loyal Mate by Ian Coate
A Soldier’s bond between his dog is somewhat hard to state.
My working dog is not a pet he is my loyal mate. I train, I play
and work with him. He gives me all he’s got without complaint. He stands by me and shares the soldier’s lot. When on deployment overseas and things get really hard I soundly sleep because I know he always guard. He has a sense if danger’s near, I am his main concern. In battle he would die for me for nothing in return. No matter how I fail in life he never judges me and when I need a friendly paw it’s there on my knee. So if by chance I lose my mate please grieve with me Feel blue for when he gives his life for me, he gives his life for you.
War Dogs Stone image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
4. War Dogs Stone
During our nations military history, tens of thousands of war dogs served during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. They continue to serve around the world. American War Dogs have a legendary history of bravery and courage on foreign fields of battle saving countless American lives.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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