The nation said goodbye to a brave soldier this month.

Sergeant Canvas served alongside her handler Marine Lance Corporal Russ Moseley during several tours in Iraq. But recently, the 9-year-old Black Lab began suffering from a painful spinal condition. Moseley made the hard decision to put her down, but not before she got a patriotic sendoff worthy of a dog who so selflessly served our country. 

Area motorcycle groups, including the Patriot Guard Riders, came together to escort the Moseleys to the veterinary clinic as hundreds watched and showed their support.

In 2010, Moseley lost his leg in a IED explosion that Canvas tried to warn him about. He was comforted knowing that Canvas did everything she could to protect him. “I saw her run out of the corner of my eye and give me a signal that there was a bomb there but by then it was too late. I already had my foot on an IED,” Moseley told NBC12. “She tried to save me.”

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