A statue monument with plaque recognizing canines that have served in the U.S. armed services and with first responders was unveiled at the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way), Cumming, Ga., during a public ceremony on Saturday, June 4.
“We were pleased to partner with local veterans to bring this monument to life and to recognize their service and sacrifice to our nation,” said Assistant County Manager Brandon Kenney.
District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills and American Legion Post 307 Senior Vice Commander Gary Ely provided remarks dedicating the monument.
Funding for the monument was allocated out of a portion of funds for the Veteran’s Memorial located in downtown Cumming which came from SPLOST VIII funds. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved the installation of the monument during their Dec. 21, 2021, work session.