Thank you for joining us for Canine Companions annual Veterans Day event, “Salute Independence” 2022

Thanks for joining us for Canine Companions annual “Salute Independence” Veterans Day event, held November 9, 2022 in New Hyde Park, New York.   Click here to watch the event virtually and to make a donation. Our annual event supports and raises awareness for Canine Companions Veterans Initiative.

Each year, the annual Colonel E. David Woycik, Jr., Esq., USA (Ret.) and Lance Corporal Matias Ferreira, USMC (Ret.) Outstanding Service Award is presented to deserving local veterans who continue to serve their local communities.

  • Eileen Shanahan – Founder and CEO Warrior Ranch Foundation
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom McTigue, USN (Ret.)
  • Corporal Peter Finocchio, USA (Ret.)
  • Captain John E. Wehrum, Sr., Esq., USMC (Ret.)
  • Corporal Kenneth Frey, USMC (Ret.)

To read more about our 2022 award recipients or to make a donation, visit Salute Independence or contact Canine Companions Senior Director of Development Debra MacKenzie at 631-561-0207 for assistance.

We’ll see you next year!