The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial, Washington DC

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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.
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  • Why isn't this Memorial more prominent? The design of the sculptures with the cutouts and the transparency makes this one of the most moving and emotional memorials in the city. As you walk through th...  more »
  • Another stop by our tour group took us here. This is an impressive memorial that is thought provoking and eye opening. Read the statements from the disabled, see the life like images, experience the m...  more »
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  • Disabled for life...the sacrifice that many gave for our country to keep us free. Respect and gratitude are the minimum we can and should give back. This is a memorial that is thought provoking in its many messages, is a sad reminder of the price many have paid and beautiful in its design. I noticed our friends reflection in the water so I took a picture of them. They love the picture and I am proud of it even though it was captured at such a solemn place.
  • This memorial is very important. It really reminds you how much these people deal with to perfect our freedom. These are the "lucky" ones that get to come home, but they are far from being whole.
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