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American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Earns Presidential Nod

January 28, 2014

Philanthropist Lois Pope has been a key figure in the conception of numerous charitable works. Lois Pope conceived of and was a co-founder of the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation, which has worked toward the creation of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial since 1998.

In August of 2013, President Barack Obama mentioned the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial while addressing over 4,000 people attending the annual Disabled American Veterans convention. “That memorial will honor your courage in war,” he said. “But it will also pay tribute to your bravery in the other battle you have fought,” referring to the struggle to recover from injuries sustained while serving the country. He went on to praise disabled veterans for inspiring their nation by finding new ways to serve like building homes, mentoring children, providing disaster response, and volunteering.

The memorial itself, to be located on 2.4 acres in Washington, D.C., is currently under construction. It is expected to be dedicated on October 12, 2014.

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