Military Working Dog Heritage Museum and Handler Center Is Online
By Dixie Whitman
The Fort Benning War Dog Memorial Virtual 20th Dedication and Reunion opened up online on the morning of 8 October 2020 at https://mwdheritagemuseum.org/
“Since the original dedication, the War Dog Monument has provided a sacred place for members of every branch to reunite and rekindle the memories of dog handlers and military working dogs. We are honored to present a virtual 20th reunion tribute, an opportunity to witness a few images of these intimate and emotional events, beginning in 2000. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and videos for this event.” Albert Johnson, proud partner of Johnny F728
Throughout the years, the Fort Benning War Dog Dedication and Re-dedications honored heroes, provided emotional healing, and connected dog handlers with their legacy. Although events were never the same, their focus always centered around remembrance and respect for the war dog community.
Our organization, Military Working Dog Heritage Museum and Handler Center (MWDHM), focuses both energies and efforts of the military working dog community towards discovering, safeguarding, and preserving the legacy and heritage of work with our cherished K9 partners. We envision ourselves as creators of a dynamic museum which will showcase our K9 heritage while inspiring and educating the leaders of tomorrow.
Cognizant that the museum is a prodigious project, we are sowing seeds of inclusion, creativity, and transparency . As a newly-forming 501 c 3 organization, we recruited outstanding, passionate leaders from every military branch to serve on our Board of Directors. We have handlers from the Vietnam War as well as the Global War on Terrorism. We have "been there, done that".