Lt. Zilinski was killed in action in Bayji, Iraq on November 19, 2005. His story is short, 23 years, because he believed that ultimately the fighting in Iraq was protecting his fellow citizens in this great nation of ours.
To honor the life and memory of Dennis.
To provide support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
To provide scholarships, and invests in the future of high school students who embody the leadership qualities and community spirit as Dennis did.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization created and founded in 2006 by a group of very close friends of Dennis in order to honor his memory and spirit for life.
An all volunteer fourteen member Board of Directors was established to direct the Memorial Fund.
Our Memorial Fund sponsors the K9 Sgt. Denny Dogwalk, the BlueClaws Baseball Outing, the Toast to Dennis- A Night of Remembrance, the Golf with Dennis, and the Run with Dennis. The Fund will continue to solicit local businesses and citizens in order to raise resources needed for scholarships and support of wounded military personnel.
Contributions have been made to various 501(c)(3) organizations that furnish prosthetics, clothing and handicap construction to wounded soldiers upon their return home.