Local Company Builds National Dog Monument
The Military Working Dogs Teams national monument, built by Keith Monument Company of Elizabethtown, was constructed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The monument, which was dedicated Oct. 28, consists of 3,000 square feet of granite with bronze statues of dogs and a dog handler. Lackland is the training center for U.S. military working dogs and dog handlers since 1958 and is home to the largest military working dog veterinary hospital. The monument was paid for through donations from corporate sponsors, veterans groups, dog advocacy groups, donations from individuals, and money raised through charitable events.