In the photo above taken on 21 February 2000, a crowd gathers and a tarpaulin covers the War Dog Memorial sculpture prior to its dedication ceremony.
Above is a view of the crowd attending the dedication of the War Dog Memorial in the courtyard of the museum. As a black tarpaulin covers the sculpture, a slight rain fell as everyone listened to comments of a former military dog handler.
Above is a fly-by led by Fred Zoltz and his Aero Club friends based at March Air Reserve Base.
Above , the bronze sculpture of the dog and handler is revealed after the tarpaulin has been removed.
Above, one of many hands that touched the face of the sculptured dog.
Above are some of the light brown tiles that have been placed near the sculpture. The museum is taking orders for those who want to purchase these inscribed tiles. The price is $50 for a tile with one line or $75 for a tile with two lines. If you would like to buy a war dog tile, click here to see the order form. To see photographs of the initial installation of tiles done on 2 November 2000, click here. A certificate shown below will be sent to show that a tile has been ordered.