Edmonds Veterans Plaza K-9 Statue
To date, there are only a few Cities and States that have recognize the War Dogs (K-9) in their Veterans’ Plazas and this memorial will honor dogs that have helped our Military and/or died while in service.
O.L.A.E. is pleased to report that we will be working with Master Sculpture Lena Toritch to create our K-9 War Dog sculpture ( http://lenatoritch.com/) and http://www.veteransmemorialstatues.com/).
As Ms. Toritch's Veterans’ Memorial Statues website indicates: “Master Sculptor Lena Toritch creates bronze Veterans Memorial Statues that honor the bravery and personal sacrifice of our American Military." "These custom military memorial statues are portraits of real soldiers and their K-9 partners who served with honor and distinction. The SOF K-9 memorials pay tribute to a unique breed of military dog. Ms. Toritch has created several life sized, bronze statues of military dogs including a Belgian Malinois dressed in full combat gear (face pictured on site).”
O.L.A.E. became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in August 2005, to fulfill our mission to educate park users, steward and fund-raise to maintain the off-leash dog area in Edmonds and be a loyal voice in the community for dogs. The small group of volunteers work closely with the City of Edmonds Park and Recreation Department and during the past 11 years, with tons of yard debris being removed to bring the park to the pristine gem that it is today. The group has sponsored seven Eagle Scout Projects and has a very popular agility course and a small dog area. Each year, O.L.A.E. donates over 500 pounds of dog food to the local food bank and in 2013 provided $2,000 to the new City of Edmonds’ K-9 Police Officer.
Funds will be used immediately and this is our final fund-raising push to help us reach our goal.
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Here’s the link to the campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/29zf2n8