MARCH 11, 2022 — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that to celebrate K9 Veterans Day this Sunday, March 13, it is raising funds to build a K9 memorial.
The goal for this fundraising effort is $50,000 and a generous supporter has already donated $10,000.
The Coast Guard has a long tradition of employing service animals in the protection of our country. The canine memorial will be built at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California, where the ashes of service dogs can be laid to rest by their handlers.
This memorial will honor not only the dogs that dedicated their lives to their country, but their handlers as well.
“These dogs are highly trained and crucial to ensuring our national security,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation.
“Working dogs deserve our admiration and respect for their vital role in the Coast Guard. We believe that they deserve a place of their own to recognize their contribution to the service.”
To donate to this effort, click here.
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.
About The Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to ensuring all Coast Guard members and families have the resources they need to build resilience throughout their lives. Founded in 1969, we’re a vital partner to the Coast Guard—tackling the toughest challenges confronting our heroes and strengthening the entire community. Coast Guard members sacrifice so much to protect our nation. We must stand together and show them our appreciation so they can remain always ready. Join us at coastguardfoundation.org.