Wounded Veteran Initiative

September 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm Leave a comment

Army officer with a service dogCanine Companions for Independence
Salutes Independence
In Collaboration with the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs

Join us on Wednesday, September 29th from 2-5pm at the Women in Military Service For America Memorial, Gateway, Arlington National Cemetery for a special afternoon to learn how assistance dogs enhance the lives of veterans with physical disabilities. See a live demonstration with a CCI Instructor and an assistance dog in training.

Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative provides highly-trained assistance dogs, at no cost to veterans with physical disabilities from the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts and to military hospitals and medical centers.

Special Guest Speakers:

Dr. Clifford L. Stanley
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught
USAF (Ret.) President, Women’s Memorial Foundation

Corey Hudson
CEO, Canine Companions for Independence
Secretary, Assistance Dogs International President, Assistance Dogs International, North America

Carlene A. Garner
International President, General Federation of Women’s Clubs

Sgt. Sebastian Cila, USA (Ret.) & Service Dog Gillian

PFC Buddy Hayes, USA (Ret.) & Service Dog Ellie

Please R.S.V.P. by 9/21/10 at www.cci.org/independence
Refreshments will be served. No charge to attend. Program begins at 3 p.m.
For more information call (631) 561-0206.


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