American Veterans
Disabled For Life Memorial

Our nation’s first permanent public tribute to disabled veterans past and present.


AHA Partnership
Hero Dog Awards

Protecting society’s most vulnerable populations -- neglected and abused animals and
honoring the lives of America’s Hero Dogs; often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things.


Debt of Honor
Disabled Veterans in American History

Debt of Honor examines the way in which the American government
and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history.

The Official Website of Mrs. Lois Pope, The Lois Pope Life Foundation & LIFE

For more than two decades Lois Pope,
 the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and Leaders in Furthering
 Education have given LIFE to those who are disadvantaged,
 marginalized, or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic 
status, neglect, age, abuse, and other barriers. Mrs. Pope has been the driving force behind the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a summer camp program serving thousands of underprivileged children and a groundbreaking new program with American Humane Association. Learn More

What’s on Lois’ Mind?
  • We Made History

    Lois Pope and the Board of LIFE are proud to have achieved making every October 5th a National Day of Honor for the 4.2 Million living American Disabled Veterans and all those who have died....

  • VA: The Human Cost of War

    ABC 7 News Los Angeles featured Lois Pope, who discussed the screening of her new documentary “VA: The Human Cost of War” and her efforts to address the veteran community’s lack of proper healthcare. She also discussed the personal story behind her advocacy for veterans. The broadcast aired on April 24, 2017....

  • America’s Military Heroes Come on Both Four and Two Legs: The American Military Hero Dog Monument

    During World War I, an American serviceman named Lee Duncan found a destroyed dog kennel on the battlefield. Miraculously, a puppy was still alive inside. Mr. Duncan rescued the pup, named him Rinty, and took him home to California. Many Americans know the rest of......