War Dogs Monument Dedication,
Riverside, CA,
February 21, 2000
March Field Museum
 
http://www.vspa.com
 
VDHA, VFW, and VSPA celebration Banquet! February 21, 2000
 
http://www.vspa.com
 
Introduction
 

The Vietnam Security Police Association, Inc. (USAF) (VSPA), Vietnam Dog Handler Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, have joined together to post photos and feelings associated with the dedication of the War Dogs Monument in Riverside, California on President's Day, February 21, 2000. As a member of these three organizations, I was drafted to post whatever is sent in by you.

The Vietnam Security Police Association, Inc. (USAF) will host the War Dogs pages and photos. VSPA is an association of USAF Vietnam War Veterans  who served  in Vietnam  or  Thailand  between July 1, 1958 and May 15, 1975, as  Air / Security Police (Permanent Change  of  Station,  TDY,  or  as  an augmentee).

Your War Dogs Monument dedication comments, feelings and thoughts (before, during, or after), or photographs taken at the dedication or banquet, will become a permanent part of the record of this historic event archived at March Field Museum.

The following guidelines will help you help us post your feedback and photos of the War Dogs Monument dedication, and banquet. Please comply with these important points. If you don't have a teenager handy to help with the computer stuff, then just do your best.

HOW TO SUBMIT A COMMENT, STORY, OR PHOTOS

THE FINE PRINT: BY SUBMITTING A STORY, COMMENT, OR PHOTO(S), YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH STORIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED BECOME THE PROPERTY OF VSPA, VDHA, AND THE VDHA ORGANIZATIONS. PHOTOS ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND PERMISSION IS GRANTED TO DOWNLOAD AND FREELY USE FOR NON COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

COMMENTS, STORY, FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS

All "Feelings and Thoughts" submitted must be emailed to Don Poss. Please do not fax or snail-mail your story or photos, as I simply cannot take the time to retype or scan for you. By emailing comments, I can copy and drop it into my word processor for posting.

  • Please write using UPPER and lower case letters, appropriately. Email submitted in all upper case letters cannot be retyped nor published.
  • If you are a Veteran, always include your Name, Unit(s) and Base(s), and the year(s) in-country.
  • If you served as a dog handler in the military, or police, state where and when, and your dog's name and number (if known).
  • I shouldn't have to say this, but we are a family webpage: No profanity. No exceptions. No racial or derogitory remarks or comments. No exceptions.

PHOTOS

  • Be selective! Chose your best photos. We want to post them all, however, 500 photos of groups standing in front of the monument would grow tedious to view. But, if you can name your group in the caption, then we will post them.
  • Check out the photos as they are posted. If you have a "different" or touching photo, send it in. If you have a better photo similar to one posted--send it in. If it is your favorite photo--send it in.
  • Although not every photo can be posted, if there is enough interest we are thinking about posting every photo and story sent in on a CD for archiving at the March Field Museum. The CD may be available (too early to tell at this point) to the public, as a fund-raiser for the March Field Museum, War Dogs project, and/or other events by the VSPA, VDHA, and VFW.
  • Attach any photos you want to an email (JPG format!). In your email, write a brief caption about each photo in the email, and link each caption to the name of the photo attached.
  • Before submitting the email, please use spell-check.
  • Photos - Do Not: Write on the front of the photo, Colorize, Crop, Resize, Optimize, fold, bend, staple, or give to your dog to play with!
  • If you do not have access to a scanner, but want to post your photos, you may go to your local photo shop and have them copied to a CD. It doesn't cost much for a half-dozen or so photos. Email me for the snail-mail address of where to send them (if you want it returned, I will ask you include a SASE).
  • Please be patient! We are all volunteers on this end.

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