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Sedalia War Dog Memorial - Sedalia, Mo.
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N 38° 42.420 W 093° 13.679
15S E 480177 N 4284287
Quick Description: This Memorial, dedicated to Canine Veterans, is located on the southwest corner of the Pettis County Courthouse - 415 South Ohio Avenue in Sedalia, Mo.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2013 8:18:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMG3XR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This memorial is a small granite marker located on the southwest corner of the Pettis County Courthouse. The marker shows two dogs. According to the Sedalia Democrat - (visit link) - "The War Dog Memorial was organized by Barry Walter of Sedalia and Dick Kraus of LaMonte after they had watched a documentary about the dogs and their part in military service."

The text reads:
In Memory & Honor of our War Dogs
They have Served Our Country with Devotion and Selflessness

My eyes are your eyes to watch & protect you & yours. My ears are your your ears to hear & detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose to scent the invader of your domain and so you may live. My life is also yours.

K-9 2003

This is an unusual memorial as it honors the dog - a vital part of K-9 units. Dog teams are vital to security and are especially used with Whiteman Air Force Base - located in Pettis County.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: War Dogs

Marker Text:
In Memory & Honor of our War Dogs They have Served Our Country with Devotion and Selflessness My eyes are your eyes to watch & protect you & yours. My ears are your your ears to hear & detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose to scent the invader of your domain and so you may live. My life is also yours. K-9 2003


Date of dedication: 2003

Who Put it Here?: Barry Walter of Sedalia, Mo. and Dick Kraus of LaMonte, Mo

Description of Memorial:
This memorial is on the green in the southwest part of the Pettis County Courthouse. Although this is a small memorial, it has an honored place among the other War Memorials on the Courthouse green.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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