Fifth Third Bank Foundation announces $500,000 Grant
Foundation launches a direct mail campaign to develop broad public awareness of the Memorial project; establishes goal of 1 million donors.
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
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
The Foundation publishes the Remembrance Newsletter
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.
The Foundation Issues a Call for Entries in the Memorial’s Design Competition; more than 20 renowned architecture firms accept the challenge.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) announces $3,000,000 Grant
Lois Pope Life Foundation announces $2,000,000 Grant
National Capital Planning Commission gives final approval to the site.