Art of Bronze was honored to create “Unsung Heroes” monument for the Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial in Burlington, IA to honor the sacrifices of all U.S. military working dogs for our armed forces. The monument comprised of two life-size bronze dogs- one sitting Labrador Retriever and one standing German Shepherd. Additionally, Art of Bronze created the “Fallen Soldier Battle Cross” to honor all those from the Mississippi Valley that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
Art of Bronze spent tremendous time ensuring all the details and realism were captured in these invaluable members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The sitting Labrador, retired from active duty, proudly wears his United States Military Working Dog Service Award medal. The standing German Shepherd is on active duty wearing his Kevlar vest with special US flag patch. He stands point on high alert.
In every American war since the beginning, military working dogs, or war dogs, have been trained to assist troops in the battlefield. They gained official recognition for this service during World War II and still to this day, war dogs, have a unique and important role in preserving freedom. Dogs’ superior senses and unfailing loyalty make them invaluable assets to troops navigating treacherous and unpredictable war zones. Their deeds deserve recognition, their names deserve to be heard, and their service remembered.
War dogs available individually.
Labrador- 23″ W. X 12.5″ D. X 29″ H. 77 lbs.
German Shepherd- 44″ W. X 12″ D. X 33.75″ H. 92 lbs.
Art of Bronze was proud to have all sculpting, molding, casting and patina done in America to honor these heroes and sacrifices. Don’t be taken by imitators and cheap imports.