Timeline Events

September 30, 2005

Fifth Third BankFifth Third Bank Foundation announces $500,000 Grant

May 1, 2004

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

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

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

October 14, 2003

The Foundation publishes the Remembrance Newsletter

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.

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.

October 17, 2002

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) announces $3,000,000 Grant

March 17, 2002

Lois Pope Life Foundation announces $2,000,000 Grant

October 10, 2001

National Capital Planning Commission gives final approval to the site.