Lois Pope presents Former President Bill Clinton with American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar
Palm Beach, FL -- Lois Pope recently had the pleasure of meeting former President Bill Clinton at Democratic Fundraiser hosted by Michele and Howard Kessler in Palm Beach. Mrs. Pope took the opportunity of her time with President Clinton to present him with an American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar.
"It was a great privilege to meet President Clinton," said Lois Pope, chairman of the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation, "and to be able to present him with this coin which honors the brave men and women whose lives have been forever changed by injuries sustained while protecting us, our freedoms and our way of life. It was especially poignant for me because President Clinton played such a vital role in the beginning of our quest to erect the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial."
In 2000, President Clinton played an integral role in kick-starting the Memorial by signing legislation passed by Congress authorizing the creation of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C.. With the passage of Public Law 106-348, which specifically states that no federal funds may be used for the Memorial, the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation (DVLMF) was authorized to raise public funds to design, build and maintain this momentous American Memorial. The Memorial will honor all those veterans who were permanently disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. With the help of many generous citizens, organizations and corporations, it will become a reality.
The limited edition coin that Mrs. Pope presented President Clinton honors more than three million permanently disabled veterans living today and pays tribute to all deceased disabled veterans throughout our Nation's history.
In addition to being a keepsake, proceeds from the sale will go toward the construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in the nation's capital. This long overdue memorial will be the first in Washington, D.C. dedicated to disabled veterans across all service branches and all areas of conflict.
The Memorial, which current plans forecast will be dedicated and opened on Veterans Day 2012, will be located on a 2.4 acre site at Washington Ave. and Second St. S.W., across from the U.S. Botanic Garden and 1000 feet from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
To purchase a 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar, visit www.usmint.gov, or call 1-800-USA-MINT. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). For more information about the Memorial, visit www.avdlm.org.
The 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala will be held Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach and will be the last LIFE Gala to raise funds for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. The official groundbreaking of the Memorial is scheduled for November 2012.
March 15, 2011
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LIFE raises funds in support of building the American Veterans Disabled for LIFE Memorial, which will commemorate the sacrifices and courage of disabled American veterans from all branches of the Armed Services throughout America's history by building the first National Memorial in Washington, DC honoring America's disabled veterans. To date LIFE has raised more than $2 million to build the nation's first and only permanent tribute to the over three million living disabled American veterans, including 53,000 who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the countless hundreds of thousands who have died. The Memorial will serve as a reminder to us all of what these courageous men and women have sacrificed for our freedom.