War Dogs Memorial in Colorado Springs

America's War Dogs to be honored with permanent legacy tribute in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO

Since WWII thousands of Military Working Dogs (MWDs) and Contract Working Dogs (CWDs), have bravely served our country in areas of operation providing unmatched life-saving capabilities. Collectively, they are called War Dogs. They have risked their lives, sustained injury and have died valiantly protecting our troops, civilians and freedoms at home and abroad. They are ever watchful of danger and their loyalty is unsurpassed.

After adopting their first war dog Carlos, Ruby and Wade Ridpath made it their mission to create a memorial to honor the devotion and selfless sacrifice of all war dogs and, be a place of reflection for those who have served with and whose lives were saved by these amazing heroes with fur. For generations to come, this Memorial will stand to honor the War Dogs that are truly, our Forgotten Heroes.

Mark Barton, General Manager of Phil Long Ford of Motor City in Colorado Springs heard about the Colorado War Dog Memorial and immediately knew this was something of great importance to the community and the soldiers who serve with these 4-legged war buddies. Phil Long Ford of Motor City officially entered into a partnership with the War Dog Memorial on January 29th, 2016. They have committed to not only raise awareness for the memorial, but to contribute funds to help reach the War Dog Memorial goal of $200,000. Recently the Colorado State Parks and Recreation Department approved the location of the war dog memorial which will be in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. It will be built in the middle of the veteran war memorial representing all branches of our military.

We need your help and we are putting out a call to action. Spread the message about the war dog memorial and help us reach the $200,000 needed to build the memorial! Phil Long Ford of Motor City will be active in the mission to reach this goal!

Phil Long Ford will be hosting two sales fundraisers for the War Dogs Memorial. For every car, new and used, sold, $35 dollars will be donated to the memorial. The two events will run from April 1st, 2016 - April 30th, 2016 as well as September 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2016.

To learn more about the Colorado War Dog Memorial and how to donate please visit their website also visit and like their Facebook page.

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