Hachiko honored in New Jersey October 9th

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Hachiko honored at a premier aftercare service facility offering pet burial services for over 40 years! The memorial park has been selected to receive an exclusive reproduction of the life-size Hachiko and Professor Ueno statue recently unveiled at the University of Tokyo.

 

Hachiko honored

Hachiko honored with Professor Ueno, University of Tokyo

 

The life-size monument will be featured prominently on Abbey Glen’s 14-acre cemetery in Lafayette, NJ and unveiled during a dedication ceremony Sunday, October 9th at 12:00 pm.

“The meaning behind this statue aligns well with Abbey Glen’s mission – to memorialize the unique and valued relationships that exist between man and animal,” said Derek Cooke, president of family-owned Abbey Glen.

“We’re honored to have been selected as the home for what is a true symbol of the human-animal companion bond. We know that all of those wonderful and compassionate people whom we serve will enjoy the statue for years to come,” he concluded.

Hachiko Honored with Statue Unveiling

The statue unveiling and dedication will take place on October 9th at 12:00 pm, at Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park, 187 Route 94, Lafayette, NJ, with special presenters Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi from the Consul General of Japan in New York City, along with Mrs. Yumi McDonald the author of “Reminiscence of Shibuya”.

 

After all these years, Hachiko continues to remind us of the passionate bond with our animal friends! With Hachiko honored for his loyalty and undying effective, his legacy will continue to live on — forever.

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Thank you Vicki for keeping us up to date as always…..we would so love to be present but the distance from Italy makes it unlikely!! It is lovely to see that Yumi will be present; we know that she too is a great Hachi friend.

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Hachi’s legacy continues and will be passed on the next generation.
When I saw the movie, i admit that it really broke my heart but after reading more information about his life, I now feel inspired and felt good that he is remembered up to this generation and the next ones. Made me love my dogs more.

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does anyone know who the artist is of the statue? and how may i reach him/her?