Timeline Events

December 31, 2009

AMVETS announces $100,000 Grant

November 9, 2009

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America endorses the memorial.

November 9, 2009

Shalom Baranes Associates announced as project architect.

October 9, 2009

Isle Casino in Pompano Beach Florida hosts poker fundraiser that nets a $13,000 donation to the Memorial

September 30, 2009

Military Order of Purple Heart Foundation announces $100,000 Grant

August 25, 2009

The American Legion endorses the memorial

August 22, 2009

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) endorses the memorial

August 22, 2009

U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy unveils the designs for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention in Denver. Under the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-277), the agency will mint and issue commemorative coins in honor of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

July 16, 2009

Final design approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

“The Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the architectural site design and revised concept for inscriptions and artwork for the proposed American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and expressed appreciation for the opportunity to see the extensive mockup of the artwork prior to the meeting.”

– U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

May 27, 2009

Blinded Veterans Association endorses the memorial.