May 2017, 4th Annual SOF K9 Memorial Remembrance

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May 29, 2017, Monday, at noon,  the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation in partnership with the Special Operations Force K9 Memorial Foundation will host a Memorial Day Service ceremony to honor the bravery and dedication of the special operations K-9 Soldier.

 

Laura Miller will be the special guest speaker. Miller served as a veterinary technician for 26 years in the United States Army, with the last ten years dedicated to taking care of Special Operations Forces dogs. She is Vice President of the SOF K9 Memorial Foundation, which she co-founded in 2010 to acknowledge the sacrifice and loss felt by all of the SOF community when a dog was killed or missing in action.

Immediately following the ceremony Miller will read from her new children’s book, “How I Became a K-9 Commando”, in the museum’s video theater. The story is about a Dutch-born puppy and her journey to become a member of the greatest fighting force in the world. Children learn about adversity, dedication, gratitude, love, and sacrifice through the eyes of a Special Operations Forces K-9. Following the reading Miller will host a book signing in the museum’s main lobby. The book’s illustrator, Amanda Coman-Casserleigh, will also be there. Books are available in the museum’s Gift Shop.

Join the ASOM Foundation with multiple activities to honor the Military for Memorial Day. The ASOM will be open from 10am to 5pm. With the Field of Honor as the backdrop for these activities it is a perfect location to honor and remember our Veterans. Our special friend Ron Wolfe, Vietnam Veteran and military history displayer has coordinated multiple displays to be set up in the circle.

 


Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 643-2778
info@asomf.org
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays
Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation supports the museum with marketing, advertising and financial support for its programs and exhibits. Opening the doors on August 16th, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original United States Army’s Test Platoon’s first parachute jump, the museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, video theater and a motion simulator ride. It is located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville on the corner of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, adjacent to the city’s Freedom Memorial Park and the recently built North Carolina Veteran’s Park. The main gallery is designed as a self-guiding tour, in chronological order, through the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes throughout the year and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army, airborne and special operation units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present. For a nominal fee visitors can ride the 24 seat motion simulator. Find our privacy policy here.

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