We maintain a stock of 150 “plus” doves to meet the demand for our services. Our birds are very well cared for with 8 large sections for each team to call home in a 50 by 16 foot spacious Flying Loft. We also have a 20 by 24 foot Breeding Loft built in July of 2005. It has a capacity of 75 breeding pairs and a large weaning pen. We provide our birds with the best commercial feed including vitamins and supplements, and most importantly plenty of training so they will return home after their release.
In 2003 , Memory Makers had the honor of being chosen to close the service for the first Western Pennsylvania soldier killed in action in Iraq -Staff Sergeant Stevon Booker. We closed the service with the songs “Proud to be an American” and ”God Bless America” while releasing one dove by hand and seventy more doves in front of the Honor Guard. Most of the local media and television stations covered the ceremony and took note of our part in it.
We were also asked to close the service for three other local servicemen who gave their lives for us in Iraq.