I had to share the most amazing tribute to a National and basset hound town hero!

July 24th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hero Lovers! Yes, we have another hero in bassethoundtown! His name is Gary Porter and he is the husband of BJ Porter. You might recognize her name more than his. BJ and Gary came to visit BHT after he was honored in Washington DC for his art and his service to his country. Here is the blog I did a while back about their visit! But the tribute video is below. Make sure you click on it. His tribute is so special and touching….


But more importantly I want to share this video of howl Gary was honored for his talent and service to our country in a special ceremony in Washington, DC.


This video is about 15 minutes long and worth every second. I know you will enjoy honoring one of our heros in bassethoundtown.

Here is BJ, Gary’s wife reading the Lily book to her grand kids with her beautiful Sadie…ATB and niece of Emma.


More loving HEROS later….Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. lois
    July 24th, 2010 | 10:07 pm

    there are not enough special words for our vets. thank you is a beginning…but oh so inadequate.

    what an incredible story. and to think it has been 50 years….wow.

    awesome video.

    i love going to dc…i try to get there every few years..& of course arlington, & the memorials are on my agenda…as well as the museums…but they come after…first i feel i must pay homage to those who make it all possible.

    same as with stops to gettysburg, antietem and other hallowed grounds…

    gary porter is most certainly a hero in the halls of bassethoundtown…& i would guess most every place…


  2. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    July 25th, 2010 | 9:16 am

    Amazing video! Thank you, thank you so much BJ and Gary for sharing. Gary, your artwork is beautiful and really expresses the mood and situation at hand.

    It was a priviledge to follow you through this video journey. You should be very proud.

  3. Maureen and Slinky
    July 26th, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    Great video and his illustrations/sketches were marvelous, they showed such depth in the surrounding and the emotions of the soldiers. Thank you so much for sharing this video.

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