May 2017, 4th Annual SOF K9 Memorial Remembrance
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.