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Dog 'sings' for fallen K9 heroes

(CNN) -- Many times throughout the year, we're reminded to honor and thank our fallen heroes and veterans who have served to fight for our freedom. But one dog is raising a voice to honor the canines who have served along the men and women of our country.

"They're soldiers too, and they fight just as much as we do," said Moe Disney-Griffitts. "They're definitely unsung heroes, that's for sure."

But definitely not unsung anymore. Belle is your ordinary Great Dane. She loves tug of war, long walks, romping around with her brother and sister and giving hugs -- all 125 pounds of her.

But what makes her extra ordinary is her love for this country and those who have fought for it.

Now the K9s have someone to sing for them.

"While I sing for our fallen heroes she sings along for the canine fallen heroes."

When Belle wears her American flag bandana she knows she has a job to do, "and she simply goes into that job. It's her duty...I think she feels."

She may only two years old, but she's wise beyond her years.

"She was a puppy and just would follow me to my little studio at home, and instead of jumping up and down and making a fuss she started humming along and whining along, and before we knew it we had her singing along with me every time I sang," said Disney-Griffitts.

Now Disney-Griffitts sings with Belle to honor fallen heroes -- human and canine.

"I also noticed when she started singing with me that we couldn't forget our canine warriors because throughout history in area theater of war they have been there along and often long with their trainers," said Disney-Griffitts.

"She came with a gift as a gift and with a gift I believe, and the way that she has helped with the Wyoming fallen heroes, is just being kind of a shiny spot in all the sadness," said Disney-Griffitts.

Disney-Griffitts and Belle sung at the freedom ride in Gillette on Saturday and they plan to honor veterans at other memorials in Wyoming throughout the summer.
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