American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Through the juxtaposition of granite and glass, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial conveys a combination of strength and vulnerability, loss and renewal. At this sacred spot, all of us sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, wives, husbands and friends have the opportunity to learn the important lessons of courage, sacrifice, tenacity, loyalty and honor by bearing witness to the experiences of our heroes who are disabled.
The focal point of the Memorial is a star-shaped fountain, its surface broken only by a single ceremonial flame. A grove of trees stands sentry beside the reflecting pool, signifying the persistence of hope.
Dedicated to both the living and the deceased a setting for coming together or quiet meditation the Memorial holds a special place in the hearts of all Americans, and serves as a never-ending reminder to all of the cost of human conflict.
The dedication ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be held on October 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial site, 150 Washington Ave., SW (Washington Ave. & Second St. SW). Check in and registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the Dedication Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. and gates are open until 3:00 p.m. Due to Secret Service requirements, each attendee MUST have a unique name and duplicate entries of names for guests will not be approved. Each registrant Name and Address must match the individual’s Government-issued Photo ID.
This event is free and open to the public. There is no assigned general seating. A maximum of 4 guests can be registered at one time. NOTE: each registrant must have a unique name – multiple registrations in the same name will be cancelled. Registrations will be accepted until event capacity is reached.
Host Hotel Information
The Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel by Marriot will serve as the host hotel for the dedication event with a special rate of $99 per night (single or double occupancy). The special rate is valid for the nights of October 3rd, 4th and 5th. The Hotel is located at 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington D.C. For the special dedication rate, contact the hotel at 202-898-9000 and mention "American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Room Block"
Hotel guests must also register for Dedication Ceremony tickets.
Day of Event Instructions
Memorial site: 150 Washington Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. (Washington Ave and 2nd Street S.W.)
After registering online, tickets will be emailed. Please print the ticket(s) and bring with you to the Dedication Ceremony. All guests must have a government issued photo ID.
Check in and registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the Dedication Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. and gates are open until 3:00 p.m.
Due to Secret Service requirements, complete contact information is required for each registered guest and all personal belongings are subject to search.
Complimentary shuttle bus transportation to and from the Dedication Ceremony is available at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW.
Attendees of the dedication event(s) grants permission to Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation, Inc. and its sponsors, to utilize his/her image or likeness incidental to any live or recorded television, print materials or other transmission and reproduction in whole or in part of any such event.
Have questions about DEDICATION CEREMONY – American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial? Contact Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation, Inc.