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Fallen Soldiers March®

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A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Dedicated to
Providing Biblical Counseling and
Providing Service Dogs & Veteran Advocacy

Ken Lyons, Service Dogs of Florida

Ken Lyons, Service Dogs of Florida

Ken Lyons, Service Dogs of Florida

ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT

“I first became aware of FSM several years ago when they requested information about Service Dogs, the application process, demand/shortage, waiting lists and the severe lack of funding in the community for them. Their goal of helping Veterans, and Service Dogs in general by fund-raising, helps the entire Service Dog community so that we can focus on their training and less on the fund-raising. This also enables the dogs to have a full scholarship and underwriting ensuring we don’t leave a dog without funds to complete its training.”


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I was born into a dual working military family, aka Army Brat, where both parents would be stationed at different places. After well over a dozen moves between the north-east US and Europe I gained worldly experience which has helped me through life. I lived in Germany for over a decade finishing school and University (Universität Karlsruhe).

In the mid 90’s I apprenticed for a professional show-dog breeder/handler, specializing in golden retrievers, and shown at several regional and national competitions in Europe. After high school (Heidelberg Gymnasium) I started working for the US Department of Defense (GS) first as a summer job then enlisted with the US Army, specializing in satellite communications, leaving in 2003. In the mid 2000’s I moved to Florida and started volunteering for a small Service Dog organization that was formed from trainers of several organizations, first as a puppy-raiser then moving on to become it’s director in 2010-2012.

Background Skills

  • Service Dog Training
  • Unix Servers, Networking, Information Technology
  • Software programing in a number of languages
  • Electrical Engineering / General Electrician
  • Non-Profit incorporation and IRS 990’s

Articles & Publications

  • West Orange Times & Observer 2015 (April) – VFW Post 63 Service Dog Boots enters Stage 2\
  • The Gainesville Sun 2015 (Mar) – A Service Dog is not a pet
  • Orlando Sentinel 2015 (Feb) – Time to take a bite out of counterfeit Service Dogs
  • Orlando Sentinel 2014 (July 7) – Service Dog [Boots] offers thanks for war heroes’ sacrifice
  • Plexus Jan 2013 (Vol 9 Issue 2) – 4 page article, Service Dogs – More than Mans Best Friend
  • West Orange Times 2013 (Oct) – Helping Animals: Girl Scouts assist SDFL
  • Dog Fancy Magazine 2012 (June) – Changing Dog Law (AKC Show dog posers on plane after event)
  • DRW Magazine 2010 (May) – Photographic Record, Service Dog Group [out for training]
  • ADA Access Now 2009 (Sept) – Confusion remains over Service Dogs, law
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