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The Walk of Champions
Commemorative Marker Program
A Way to Honor Great Dogs on the Bird Dog Foundation Grounds

 
Walk of Champions allows the foundation’s many patrons to memorialize their favorite dogs, be they simple hunting companions or perhaps renowned field champions. The project will include all breeds, and we have a beautiful area designed with room for expansion as the program grows.
 
 
This unique program enables a field trialer, hunter, or dog fan to commemorate their special four-legged companions on the grounds of the Bird Dog Foundation with a gray granite marker resembling a headstone. Once purchased, the marker will be erected along a specially designed walkway leading to the BDF outdoor memorial and meditation area on the east lawn of the main building in Grand Junction. No dogs will be laid to rest on the BDF grounds, but the marker will remain as a permanent memorial to a favorite companion or canine competitor.
 
 
After a couple of years in planning, the BDF Executive Committee has unveiled a unique program set up to enable all sporting dog fans to commemorate their special four-legged companions on the grounds of the Bird Dog Foundation. BDF Vice-President, David Fletcher, of Morrice, Michigan, has spearheaded the project. Said Fletcher, “We think this is an appropriate way to allow our foundation’s many patrons across the country to memorialize favorite dogs, be they simple hunting companions or perhaps renowned field champions. The project will include all breeds, and we have a beautiful area designed with room for expansion as the program grows. I hope folks will look at the markers already completed and begin planning in earnest to include their dog, or dogs even. I mean, if you’ve spent ten or twelve years following a special dog, what better way to memorialize that faithful friend than to place a memorial on the hallowed grounds of the National Bird Dog Museum?”
 
 
 

The attractive markers will be made in Georgia granite, flat design 20” X 10” X 5”.   Cost will be $1400 each and the proceeds will be ear-marked to the BDF Endowment Fund.   Thirty appropriately sized and highlighted engraved letters or characters are included in the initial price, but added characters are $3.00 each. Wording will be limited to name, accomplishment, birth/death year, and owner/handler.  All payments should be to The Bird Dog Foundation; processing time after payment is received will take about six weeks.   Placement is at no added cost and special ceremonies will be allowed.  
Click here to print Commemorative Marker order form.

 
For more information, contact the Executive Director - cottonquaildog@att.net
 
 

 

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