November 1, 2002

The Foundation Issues a Call for Entries in the Memorial's Design Competition; more than 20 renowned architecture firms accept the challenge.

July 2003

Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. selected to design the Memorial. The firm's project list includes work at the National Cathedral, the U.S. Cemetery at Omaha Beach, the U.S. Supreme Court, Monticello, Montpelier, Gannett Corporate Headquarters, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Virginia.

October 14, 2003

The Foundation publishes the Remembrance Newsletter

March 18, 2004

Initial design concept approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

“The Commission reviewed and approved the proposed concept for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

- U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

April 1, 2004

Initial design concept approved by the National Capital Planning Commission.

“The Commission approves the design concept for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial”

- National Capital Planning Commission

May 1, 2004

Foundation launches a direct mail campaign to develop broad public awareness of the Memorial project; establishes goal of 1 million donors.

September 30, 2005

Fifth Third Bank Foundation announces $500,000 Grant

October 15, 2005

Ford LogoFord Motor Foundation announces $500,000 Grant

February 20, 2006

Leo Albert announces $2,000,000 Grant

June 29, 2006

State of Maryland announces $500,000 Grant



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