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Lois Pope on the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc.

August 26, 2011

A renowned philanthropist and active participant in a variety of charitable activities, Lois Pope serves as the co-founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc. A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to build a memorial for disabled veterans in the United States, the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., aims to honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. With more than 3 million disabled veterans currently living in the United States, Lois Pope and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., seek to educate the public on some of the most important and least understood issues facing disabled veterans today.

For soldiers who sustain serious injuries in the line of duty, exiting the field of battle marks the end of one conflict and the beginning of another. Many disabled veterans return home with life-altering injuries and disabilities that require a large measure of courage, persistence, and hope to overcome. By constructing the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., looks to recognize the bravery of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the continuity of freedom.

Located on a two-acre plot of land between Second Street SW, C Street SW, and Washington Avenue SW, the Memorial will soon serve as a fitting tribute to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces. The Memorial, which will hold a prominent location in the heart of the nation’s capital, is situated in full view of the U.S. Capitol building, adjacent to the National Mall.

The design of the Memorial, which consists of a sophisticated interplay of glass and marble, juxtaposes seemingly divergent themes such as vulnerability and strength, as well as loss and renewal. The Memorial also features a reflecting pool in the shape of a star with a sole eternal flame and collection of trees to represent the indestructibility of hope in the face of adversity. Visitors to the Memorial will enjoy the unique opportunity to learn about important values such as tenacity, honor, courage, loyalty, and sacrifice. A solemn tribute to both the living and the deceased, the Memorial looks to make a lasting impact on the hearts of all Americans and remind all people of the heavy price of armed conflict.

To learn more about the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., and Lois Pope, visit the website at AVDLM.org.

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