Helenk3 posted this in the comment section.  I think that these service animals deserve recognition.  What do you think?

Inscribed with the words “Guardians of America’s Freedom,” the nine-foot tall bronze statue at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, features four dogs and a handler.

“These dogs were patriots just as much as anybody else who served,” said military dog handler John Baker of Fallon, Nevada, whose 212th Military Police Company Detachment A was known as “Hell on Paws.”

via U.S. military dedicates first national monument to combat dogs.

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