American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Title

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Description

The first national memorial to specifically honor members of the American armed forces who were permanently disabled during their service opened in 2014. The memorial was proposed to Congress in 1998 by a group led by philanthropist Lois Pope; Jesse Brown, then Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and Art Wilson, National Adjutant of the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans. The memorial was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 2000. The land on which it is built was transferred from the city to the National Park Service for the memorial. It was dedicated on October 4, 2014.

Source

Tim Evanson via Flickr

Date

10/5/2014 (dedicated)
10/24/2000 (authorized)

Coverage

Physical Description

The memorial is made up of a plaza including a star-shaped fountain with an eternal flame in the center, bronze sculptures, inscribed glass panels, and a granite wall. It is designed to be accessible to those it honors.

Type

Description

The first national memorial to specifically honor members of the American armed forces who were permanently disabled during their service opened in 2014. The memorial was proposed to Congress in 1998 by a group led by philanthropist Lois Pope; Jesse Brown, then Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and Art Wilson, National Adjutant of the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans. The memorial was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 2000. The land on which it is built was transferred from the city to the National Park Service for the memorial. It was dedicated on October 4, 2014.

Date

10/5/2014 (dedicated)

Coverage

2000-present

Source

Tim Evanson via Flickr