I spent the day at an event in memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue and all our fallen heroes- K9s and handlers.
It was amazing. The turnout was huge.
Here are some photos from the event...
A retired Navy dog
Our fallen heroes
All funds raised went to Freedom Service Dogs of America
The flags flying proudly outside of the Stagecoach Saloon
The Stagecoach Saloon- the lot was packed and not only
with Harleys but with cars, too.
The packed backyard- BBQ, friends, and great conversation
The Blinker Fluid Band
Maria Goodavage the best selling author of Solider Dogs was there to sign copies of her book.
Julie Burget Schrock author of Missing Max was there to sign copies of her book.
It meant so much to me to go to this amazing event. I was surrounded by so many people who came to honor our fallen soldiers and K9s. Flags waved in the slight wind, conversation filled the air, and the music of the Blinker Fluid Band rang throughout the backyard. Many surrounding businesses happily donated goods, and it looked like loads of money was raised.
So many have fought and given their life for our freedom, for my freedom. I am grateful to them and their families for their sacrifice. To all our Armed Forces, I am thankful.
In memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue
Hope you had a great memorial day- Rebecca