Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
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 a. m., the Medal of Honor Theater will host a special sensory friendly screening of Superpower Dogs with the theater lights only slightly dimmed.
At 12:00 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 p. m., there will be a showing of the movie for the general public.
To RSVP for one of these three screenings, please contact [email protected]
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 Sept. 30 at 10:00 a. m. and 2:00 p. m. Learn more here.