Construction Progress Update on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
Continued progress at the site of the future American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial has been solid, setting the stage for a magnificent dedication on Oct. 5.
“A dream is soon to be realized, presenting a place of honor to those sacrificing long after hanging up their uniforms,” said National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “This memorial will be a neverending reminder to all of the cost of human conflict.”
During the past few months, much of the work on site has been on the infrastructure. The glass walls, the ceremonial flame, the bronze sculptures and the granite benches have been completed and will be installed in August. Fabrication of the elements of the memorial’s design began more than a year ago to maximize the efficiency of on-site construction.
The dedication is scheduled to take place Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. at the memorial site, 150 Washington Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Senior dignitaries have been invited to join the memorial’s national spokesman, Gary Sinise, on stage.
A block of rooms is available at a special rate of $99 per night (single/double) at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel at 999 Ninth St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Complimentary shuttle bus transportation will be available to and from the hotel to the dedication ceremony. Hotel reservations and dedication tickets are available at www.avdlm.org/dedication.
Learn More Online
More information about the Memorial, including a time-lapse video of the construction progress, is available at www.avdlm.org.