Naval Special Warfare K9 Memorial

Master Sculptor Lena Toritch is an extraordinarily gifted artist. Combining classical masters training, years of experience, inspired creativity, spiritual insight, and a compassionate heart, Lena sculpts treasured fine art of the highest quality with great authenticity.

The Navy SEAL Museum is so honored to have one of her works on our property, in recognition of the service and sacrifice of War Dogs beginning with their role in WWII to the present-day Global War on Terror. The Navy SEAL Museum Naval Special Warfare K9 Memorial was dedicated on November 7th at the 35th Annual Muster.

“It is my great honor to be here today for the unveiling of this very special monument.
I have the utmost respect for our military, both human and K9s, who serve and protect our country. For many months I worked on this statue. I have poured my heart and soul into it, and when I finished sculpting, I proudly signed my name.

I want to thank all of those who have supported and guided me through the creative process as our canine took shape: Dave Kohler, Grant Mann, Rick Kaiser, Ken Corona, Phil Ryan, Elaine Ryan, Lisa Fulton, and the rest of the Museum Board and staff who have enthusiastically embraced this project.

I’d like to thank my company YFAS and my foundry. And thank you to our brave elite canines for their service.” – Lena Toritch