Star of Superpower Dogs coming to National Museum of the Marine Corps for Events and Movie Screenings Honoring Role of Service Dogs
Triangle, Va. (June 17, 2019) – One of the canine stars of Superpower Dogs, now showing daily at the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ Medal of Honor Theater, will greet Museum visitors on Saturday, June 22. Ricochet, a surf and therapy dog who helps people with special needs and veterans with post-traumatic stress, will be on site for a day dedicated to service dogs and their support of those who serve.
At 10:00 am, the Medal of Honor Theater will host a special sensory friendly screening of Superpower Dogs with the theater lights only slightly dimmed.
At noon, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will offer a special military screening of the movie, followed by a presentation on the healing powers of dogs, specifically in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The event will include remarks from:
Judy Fridono: Executive Director of Puppy Prodigies, service dog trainer and Ricochet's guardian
Persons B. Griffith IV (aka Griff): Marine combat veteran with PTSD featured in Superpower Dogs
Kim Elliott: CTRS - Recreation Therapist, Naval Medical Center San Diego Health & Wellness Dept, (WII) Wounded, Ill & Injured Division
Carol Davis: Director of Training, Pawsitive Teams Service and Therapy Dogs
At 3:00 pm, there will be a showing of the movie for the general public.
Superpower Dogs is an inspiring true story of six remarkable working dogs from around the world that explores their incredible abilities, the science behind those abilities and the powerful bond these K9 friends have with their human partners. The movie shows daily at the Museum through September 30 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Learn more here.
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Marine Corps history, culture and traditions, and the education of all American of its virtues, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Having secured the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, the Foundation’s current primary mission is to vigorously seek financial support to expand programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit marineheritage.org.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps remains closed in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Museum's Semper Fidelis Memorial Park is now open as they continue to work on a phased reopening plan for the Museum proper. Please remember to practice safe social distancing. The playground remains closed. Please follow the Museum's social media (@usmcmuseum) or website for updates on reopening. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum soon.
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