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CHARITY Horse Heroes Commemorates U.S. World War One Centennial

One Hundred Years Ago Today America's Soldiers Joined America's Horses and Mules on the Battlefields of Europe and Changed the World
Exactly one hundred years ago today, onApril 6,1917, the United States entered World War One - three years after the war had begun in Europe. For those three years between the beginning of the war and the time that the U.S. joined, we sent approximately one million American horses and mules to serve the allies before sending two million American soldiers.
Brooke USA is commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI through a special year-long campaign called "Horse Heroes," to honor the animals who served alongside the brave soldiers, by raising funds to improve equine welfare around the world in their memory.
WWI Horse Heroes - Brooke USA
For more information on Horse Heroes, go to www.HorseHeroes.org.  For more information on Brooke USA, go to www.BrookeUSA.org.  For more information on the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, go to www.WorldWarOneCentennial.org. 
High-resolution photos are available to accompany this release by contacting Cindy Rullman, Brooke USA,859-296-0037 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Who will Benefit when You Support our Horse Heroes Campaign?
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One Million  Horses One Million  Heroes One Million Dollars 
Help us raise $1 million this year - just one dollar in honor of each American horse and mule who served in WWI - and Brooke will reach more animals who are suffering. 
Your tax-deductible gift will support Brooke's practical, sustainable, scientifically proven equine welfare programs in the developing world and make a lasting difference for them and for their poor owners.  
What better way to pay homage to faithful war horses to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, than by helping hard working horses who are suffering as they serve the people who depend on them today?
In the first three months of our Horse Heroes campaign, we have already raised more than $250,000 toward our $1 million goal to fund equine welfare programs around the world. 
Join us! 
Do you have documented information or photos of America's horses and mules in WWI that you could share with us for a special project? If so, please email them to Jo Ellen Hayden, Horse Heroes Volunteer:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Horse Heroes: Official Centennial Partner of the United States WWI Centennial Commission  
We are very honored to announce that the  U.S. WWI Centennial Commission has made Brooke USA’s Horse Heroes campaign an official Centennial Partner in remembering the contribution of America’s horses and mules to the war effort.  
The Commission was established by the U.S. Congress under the World War I Centennial Commission Act. The role of the Commission is, among other things, to develop programs to commemorate the historic event and to encourage and facilitate the activities of private, state, and local organizations which are commemorating the centennial. President Obama signed the Act, and Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush are Honorary Chairs of the Commission.  
 Horses, mules, and donkeys served mankind yesterday... 
 ...and they're still serving today, around the world.
Thank you to all of our veterans!
While our focus is on the  contributions made by America's equines to WWI, it is only in addition to our deep respect and unwavering gratitude to the men and women  who  served, suffered and died. 
Silent Auction to Benefit Brooke USA
Take a look at the silent auction items that are waiting for your bids!  Proceeds will benefit our equine welfare programs. Items include these one-of-a-kind stunning white and yellow diamond earrings, mounted on 18kt white gold in a custom design by jewelry artist Alida Coburn.
Bidding open through April 14. Thank you!  
Horse Heroes in the News
We are pleased to have recently had articles in The Huffington Post and in The Moderate Voice on our Horse Heroes project, written by Dorian de Wind, retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer.
Dorian de Wind is the military affairs columnist at The Moderate Voice and contributes military, human interest and other articles to the Austin American-Statesman, the Stars and Stripes, the Huffington Post and other newspapers and blogs .
We'd like to welcome our new Horse Heroes Media Partners, Equus Magazine and Active Interest Media 
They have graciously offered to help us honor America's war horses and raise money to support Brooke's equine welfare programs!
Our Horse Heroes Medal:
Our handsome Brooke USA Horse Heroes medal was designed by world-renowned sculptor Alexa King, based on the likeness of Old Bill, above.
Old Bill was a former WWI horse hero who was left behind by the army in Cairo after the war. He is the symbol of our Horse Heroes campaign and for us represents all equines who served in WW1. 
Read his story at Horse Heroes . 
Be a Hero by Honoring a  Hero!
You can be a hero to working equines around the world, by honoring or memorializing a special person or pet. Just make a Horse Heroes donation of at least $25 in their name. It can be someone who loves horses, your veterinarian, your first pony, a military veteran, a horse from history, a favorite literary or movie horse,  or our country's Horse Heroes. Your donation will help today's working horses and the people who depend on them around the world.
If you would like for us to send an acknowledgement card to someone about the donation that you made, just let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 859-296-0037.   
 When you support our partners, below, you are also supporting Brooke USA!  
As part of their celebration of 125 years of caring for horses, Absorbine® will donate a portion of all 2017 Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment sales in the United States to Brooke USA.  www.Absorbine.com 
Shop for equestrian products at Horses Helping Horses, and Brooke USA will receive a donation equal to 20% of your purchases
When you purchase Phil The Horse products, please designate Brooke USA as your charity when you check out, and they will donate 15% to our equine welfare programs!   www.PhilTheHorse.com  
Brooke USA  supports the work of Brooke - the world's largest international equine welfare charity.  We're a 501(c)(3) charity headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.EIN: 33-1173163