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#21 Cheri

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

I didn't think I would be going since I had planned on working this morning, but as luck would have it, my computer was down, so while my IT expert (my husband) worked on fixing everything, I drove out there. I got there just a few minutes after 11 a.m., so missed just a bit.

I'm sure some of you from the board were there, but since I've never met most of you in person, I wouldn't have recognized you. In case any of you remember a woman in a green winter coat looking like she was freezing, that was me!

I don't know what I was expecting, but this was really special. Even though all I had was an intersection to look for, there was no missing it as there appeared to be about a hundred cars parked along the road. My best guesstimate is there were a couple hundred people attending, and several dozen dogs. Unfortunately, not a single Doberman that I saw. I sure wish I had brought one of mine.

There were several different speakers honoring military dogs, police K-9s, SAR dogs, basically all working dogs and the sacrifices they make, then the dedication of the headstone for Sergeant Sparks. The whole thing was very solemn and moving. I am so glad I went!

Arda, your wreath was in a place of honor right near the front of the monument. I took pictures, but I haven't had a chance to look them over and see how they came out. My photography skills are pretty bad. Hopefully, some of the other board members who were there got some good photos and will post them.

Here is the web site address for the Michigan War Dog Memorial: mwdm.org (Sorry, I can't get it to post as a link.)

Edited by Cheri, 09 March 2013 - 03:09 PM.

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#22 yahoosmom

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

Well here it goes I'm going to try and post a picture of some of what went on. Paws crossed.
Well I guess I have to read how to post them again. This might take a while just hang with me till I figure this out.

#23 yahoosmom

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

I will have to wait until someone that knows what they are doing is here to help me. I did get about 30 pictures to share I wil pick out the best of them and post them when we figure out what we are doing.
The site keeps telling me the file is to big to post so I have to figure something else out. So Sorry I don't know what I am doing.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

I got a few halfway decent pictures. I watched Joaquin's tutorial on how to post a picture. Looked simple, but when you're trying to post a picture in an existing thread instead of starting a new topic, I don't see the thingy you click for "Attachments." Anybody know where it is?
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#25 yahoosmom

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

This is a salute

#26 Karen A

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm dyin' over here! I've been thinking about this all day and am so glad some of you were able to go. Get those pics figured out quick:)
We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare, and the love we can spare. And, in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
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#27 yahoosmom

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

Click the following link for picture:
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#28 Nancy Robinson

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

:Rose: :icon12: Thank you.....................BEAUTIFUL.

I am with Karen. been waiting for this. THANK YOU SO MUCH :icon12:
Nancy

"Until one has LOVED AN ANIMAL, part of
their SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"

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Yesterday is "HISTORY", Today is a "GIFT" and Tomorrow is a "MYSTERY"

"Always always try to be the" BEST YOU CAN BE"

Do not walk in front of me - I may not follow.
Do not walk behind me - I may not lead.
But walk beside me - and be my friend.

May you always have Love to Share
Health to Spare
and Friends who Care

Forever locked in my Heart

"I CARRY YOUR HEARTS IN MY HEART"........FOREVER

My "WHITE ANGEL".....Sweet sweet Schaudeh
4/17/1999...............5/14/2013
My "Bounty Hunter"
11/6/2000.......8/3/2009
My "Miks Von Rom Mateese"
7/6/1990..........4/4/1999

"I LOVED you yesterday, I LOVE you today, and I will LOVE you tomorrow'"
for you have never really left me

#29 yahoosmom

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

I hope this works for everyone. I'm sweating over here trying to get this done. My son did this from his computer in Kansas City because that is where he lives.Thank you Jason!!!

#30 Nancy Robinson

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

I hope this works for everyone. I'm sweating over here trying to get this done. My son did this from his computer in Kansas City because that is where he lives.Thank you Jason!!!


worked for me......................thank you Jill :Rose:
Nancy

"Until one has LOVED AN ANIMAL, part of
their SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"

"
Yesterday is "HISTORY", Today is a "GIFT" and Tomorrow is a "MYSTERY"

"Always always try to be the" BEST YOU CAN BE"

Do not walk in front of me - I may not follow.
Do not walk behind me - I may not lead.
But walk beside me - and be my friend.

May you always have Love to Share
Health to Spare
and Friends who Care

Forever locked in my Heart

"I CARRY YOUR HEARTS IN MY HEART"........FOREVER

My "WHITE ANGEL".....Sweet sweet Schaudeh
4/17/1999...............5/14/2013
My "Bounty Hunter"
11/6/2000.......8/3/2009
My "Miks Von Rom Mateese"
7/6/1990..........4/4/1999

"I LOVED you yesterday, I LOVE you today, and I will LOVE you tomorrow'"
for you have never really left me

#31 Arda

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

OMG there's a lot of dogs buried there. Those pictures are great. Maybe more of us can make it next year. Very nice memorial to both pets and service dogs.
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#32 Karen A

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

Wow. I'm teary now...I would have embarassed myself had I been there in person. Arda, there are hundreds more stones that you cannot see from the pics. The wreath is beautiful....notice the little doberdog on top of it? How cool. I'm sure this will be in our hometown paper next week, so I will watch for it and post it for you all:) So nice that so many people showed up for this special event.
We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare, and the love we can spare. And, in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

There are more pictures but I have to take a break for a while. So if you go to the link again after tomorrow there will be more pictures on the same link.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

Thank you so much for posting the pics! Wish I could have been there.
Arda the wreath is marvelous! A real eye catcher.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

omg... i have seen this place a ton of times when we go quading in the area. ive always wanted to stop... i didnt know it was a dog cemetery... wow... what nice pix... sure was a nice turn out.. so sad....

arda the wreath was beautiful!!!
sharen

#36 Nancy Robinson

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

Wow. I'm teary now...I would have embarassed myself had I been there in person. Arda, there are hundreds more stones that you cannot see from the pics. The wreath is beautiful....notice the little doberdog on top of it? How cool. I'm sure this will be in our hometown paper next week, so I will watch for it and post it for you all:) So nice that so many people showed up for this special event.


I am with ya Karen..teary eyed.
Nancy

"Until one has LOVED AN ANIMAL, part of
their SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"

"
Yesterday is "HISTORY", Today is a "GIFT" and Tomorrow is a "MYSTERY"

"Always always try to be the" BEST YOU CAN BE"

Do not walk in front of me - I may not follow.
Do not walk behind me - I may not lead.
But walk beside me - and be my friend.

May you always have Love to Share
Health to Spare
and Friends who Care

Forever locked in my Heart

"I CARRY YOUR HEARTS IN MY HEART"........FOREVER

My "WHITE ANGEL".....Sweet sweet Schaudeh
4/17/1999...............5/14/2013
My "Bounty Hunter"
11/6/2000.......8/3/2009
My "Miks Von Rom Mateese"
7/6/1990..........4/4/1999

"I LOVED you yesterday, I LOVE you today, and I will LOVE you tomorrow'"
for you have never really left me

#37 yahoosmom

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:57 AM

Well I have to tell you I am computer STUPID sorry I can't add any more to the link. I hope what is there will be enough for you to see what was going on.
I did my best so enjoy what is posted. As far as the video the speakers took 45 min. so it would be way to long and I would never figure that out LOL.
Glad I was able to be there and share what pictures I could.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

I figured out that when replying to an existing topic, you have to click on "More Reply Options" to get to where you can attach something. So here goes, my very first attempt. These are more or less duplicates of some already posted by Yahoosmom.

Arda's wreath:

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The new headstone for Sergeant Sparks:

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I tried to get some photos of the crowd, to give an idea of how many people were there. I couldn't get the whole crowd at once, so what you see in each photo are only portions. These are a little dark, I apologize for that. I don't really know how to use all the adjustments on my husband's camera.

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Lyndobe's Lo And Behold (Logan), RE, CGC


Forever In My Heart......
Cherick's Diamond Devil (Maxwell) 1987-1995
Toledobe's Extrovert (Savanna) 1996-2008

#39 Karen A

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thank you so much :smiling:
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

Thanks Cheri you did a great job.
I would of loved to have one of my dobes there also but wasn't sure what was going to be going on
or how long it would take.




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