Courage is made from a brown material with a lighter brown belly, muzzle, legs and light brown on the inside of his ears. He has black button eyes and a black nose with black stitching for his mouth. He has an American flag embroidered on his front right leg.
To honor our heroes
who lost their lives in the
national catastrophe that
took place on September 11, 2001.
We mourn for them and express our
deepest sympathy to their families.
God Bless America
Courage was released on 12th October 2001.
He is a German Shepherd/Alsatian breed of dog.
He was released in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11.
100% of the profits made from the original sale of Courage went to the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund.
He was released at the same time as a Dalmatian Beanie Baby called Rescue, who was also released in memory of 9/11 and to raise funds for the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. The sale of both of these beanies raised over $1 million for the charity in their first six months.
This version of Courage had the American flag on the right leg. On some versions it was on the left leg.
Some versions of Courage had a swing tag with Japanese writing.
There was also a Ty store exclusive version of Courage with NYPD written on the tush tag after his name.
Courage was retired on 25th July 2002.