Timeline

1998

Lois Pope, Arthur H. Wilson and Jesse Brown establish the “Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation, Inc.” (DVLMF) with the mission of raising the private funds needed to design, build and permanently maintain the American Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial in Washington D.C.


June 1, 1998

DVLMF receives 501(c)(3) approval from the Internal Revenue Service.


October 16, 1998

Congressman Sam Johnson and the Foundation draft legislation, H.R. 4847, for the House of Representatives to authorize the establishment of the Memorial.


October 20, 1998

Senator John McCain and the Foundation draft legislation, S. 2646, for the Senate to authorize the establishment of the Memorial.


January 26, 1999

Senator John McCain introduces legislation, S. 311, to authorize the Memorial and designate DVLMF as the entity responsible for its design and construction at no cost to the federal government.


April 13, 1999

National Capital Memorial Commission reviews S.311.


April 21, 1999

Congressman Sam Johnson introduces legislation, H.R. 1509, to authorize the Memorial and designate DVLMF as the entity responsible for its design and construction at no cost to the federal government.


September 22, 1999

National Capital Memorial Commission again reviews S.311 pursuant to the Commemorative Works Act.


October 13, 1999

The subcommittee on Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation and Recreation holds a hearing on the merits of S.311.


February 17, 2000

The House subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands holds a hearing on H.R. 1509.


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