(DELRAY BEACH, FL)— August 18, 2009 — The Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation announced today that the Commission of Fine Arts has granted final approval of the site design for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial adjacent to the National Mall in Washington D.C. “We have reached an important milestone in our journey to bring the memorial to fruition,” said actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise, national spokesperson for the Memorial. “The Memorial will soon hold a special place in the hearts of all Americans, and will serve as a never-ending reminder of the cost of human conflict. At this sacred Memorial, we will learn the important lessons of courage, sacrifice and honor by bearing witness to the experiences of our military heroes who are disabled in the line of duty,” said the star of the hit TV series CSI: NY.    The approved Memorial design juxtaposes marble and glass to convey an interaction of strength and vulnerability, of loss and renewal. The focal point of the Memorial will be a star-shaped reflecting pool, its surface broken by a single eternal flame. A grove of trees will stand sentry beside the pool, signifying the persistence of hope. The glass walls will contain quotations and imagery that represent personal journeys of courage and extraordinary sacrifice made in service to our country. The Foundation anticipates breaking ground on the Memorial in 2010.


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