Our organization, U S War Dogs Association can not wait to attend the National Military Working Dog Teams Monument in October 2013 at Lackland, AFB, San Antonio, TX.
To have the first and only National Working Dog Team Monument, that will Honor our Military Working Dogs and their Handlers that has been authorized by Congress and signed by the President of the United States.
Congratulation on the much success and progress of this wonderful project.
The USWDA is 100% in support of you and this great National Monument.
Ron Aiello, President: United States War Dogs Association.
H.R. 4986 National Defense Authorization Act
Amended by H.R. 2647 – October 28, 2009
SEC. 2877. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL MILITARY WORKING DOG
TEAMS MONUMENT ON SUITABLE MILITARY INSTALLATION.
AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH MONUMENT – The Secretary of Defense may
permit the John Burnam Monument Foundation, Inc., to establish and maintain, at a
suitable location at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, or another military installation in the United
States, a national monument to honor the sacrifice and service of United States Armed
Forces working dog teams that have participated in the military operations of the United
LOCATION AND DESIGN OF MONUMENT – The actual location and final design
of the monument authorized by subsection (a) shall be subject to the approval of the
Secretary. In selecting the military installation and site on such installation to serve as the
location for the monument, the Secretary shall seek to maximize access to the resulting
monument for both visitors and their dogs.
MAINTENANCE – The maintenance of the monument authorized by subsection (a) by
the John Burnam Monument Foundation, Inc., shall be subject to such conditions
regarding access to the monument, and such other conditions, as the Secretary considers
appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
LIMITATION ON PAYMENT OF EXPENSES – The United States Government shall
not pay any expense for the establishment or maintenance of the monument authorized by subsection (a)