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Timeline Events

August 19, 2013

July 16, 2013

National Park Service issues Permit #5700-2013-11 to DVLMF for the construction of The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial

November 6, 2012

Charity Navigator awards Disabled Veterans Life Memorial Foundation its 4-star rating.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Disabled Veterans Life Memorial Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

— Ken Berger
President & Chief Executive Officer
Charity Navigator

November 1, 2012

Memorial completes capital campaign. A total of 1,122,145 donors contributed to help build the Memorial.

August 1, 2012

Federal Highway Administration approves a grant to the District of Columbia for various street, road, and infrastructure improvements necessary to prepare the site for construction.

December 2, 2011

Leaders In Furthering Education hosts a star-studded gala in Palm Beach benefiting the Memorial project and raises more than $400,000. J.R. Martinez, winner of “Dancing with the Stars” TV show, is special guest and receives the “Unsung Hero” award.

November 14, 2011

DVLMF accepted by Combined Federal Campaign for Fall 2012 Military Support Groups of America (MSGA) to receive donations from Federal employees.

July 1, 2011

Offsite fabrication of Memorial elements begins.

June 23, 2011

Design Presentation to National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission

May 23, 2011

Lois Pope Life Foundation announces $500,000 Grant