Redwood CU Banner

INAUGURAL AWARDS HONOR SERVICE ANIMALS, HANDLERS

The National Service Animals Memorial aims to honor the contributions of service animals and their handlers.

   The National Service Animals Memorial will hold its inaugural Purple Poppy Awards and fundraiser to honor the service and sacrifice of service animals and their handlers and to celebrate the passage of a bill authorizing the building of a memorial in Washington, D.C. The Sept. 28 event will support the organization’s efforts to raise the necessary funds to build the memorial.

   Millions of animals serve humankind to provide safety, security and independence, including working dogs, assistance animals, war horses and dolphins. This memorial will honor them all. 

   “The National Service Animals Memorial will be a place of honor, inspiration, education and healing and will finally give service animals and their handlers the recognition they have long deserved,” said NSAM founder Susan Bahary of Sausalito. “We are honored to be able to create this national treasure in the nation’s capital.”

Susan Bahary of Sausalito at the unveiling of her work, “The Pledge” at the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Photos courtesy of Susan Bahary

   Bahary is an internationally acclaimed artist, known for her sculptures honoring the bond between animals and humans as well as service animals. Her work can be found in national museums, military installations and public institutions worldwide, including the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

     For tickets to the Sept. 28 fundraiser or more information, visit NSAMProject.org.

Be the first to comment on "INAUGURAL AWARDS HONOR SERVICE ANIMALS, HANDLERS"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*