The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial
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  • Federal Center SW • 4 min walk
  • Capitol South • 7 min walk
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Spacefarer
United States20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I often walk my dog through this wonderful memorial at the foot of Capitol Hill. The water pool and etched glass panes are fantastic. As an added bonus, it's across the street from the Bartholdi Park & United States Botanic Garden.
Written November 6, 2019
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bharrier
Norcross, GA334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
I literally stumbled across this memorial. I was on the way back to my lodging place near the Capitol after a 4 mile evening walk from the Capitol to the Washington Monument and back. I did not realize the expressway was blocking my way back, so I doubled back to follow the sidewalk near the Rayburn House Office Building. Across the street to the west of Rayburn, I noticed what appeared to be an infinity type pool. I had no idea what it was until I began to read the carvings in the slabs around the perimeter. We all probably know of an American Veteran that has been disabled for life. This is a great tribute to them and was nearly as sobering as the Viet Nam Memorial. If you are near the Capitol and the Rayburn office building take a moment to walk through this area be thankful for those wounded in battle on our behalf.
Written May 22, 2017
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Les F
Medway, MA1,200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
I work in Washington, DC at various times during the year and up until now had not visited the memorial. The all outdoor memorial is very close to where I work and to the Nation's Capitol and the Botanical Garden. It is very nice with a ceremonial eternal flame that seems to be floating on a shallow pool of water. The star-shaped pool was designed with an infinity edge, so a thin layer of water will flow smoothly over 3 sides, and then recycled back into the pool system. Quite unique. The quiet flow of water is intended to be a reminder of how disabled veterans can overcome personal obstacles and find new meaning and purpose in their lives.

There are also inscriptions on sculptured panels that address courage, sacrifice, loyalty and honor. There are benches surrounding the memorial should anyone need to rest.
Written May 8, 2015
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R D
Boston, MA13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It's not near the other memorials, but should be on your list to visit. Very few people know about it as it's only a few years old and very few people visiting it.
It's dedicated to all veterans.
Written October 2, 2018
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Julie K
Crystal Lake, IL260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This one is across the street from the Botanic Gardens, near the Capitol, and it shouldn’t be missed!! Even though it isn’t near all the other memorials and monuments, it’s worth getting to this one because this one is about those that are still living and reminds us to not forget them!!!
Written March 15, 2018
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nearphillytraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a small and rather new monument that isn't very large but speaks volumes. It is to all the American men and women who have been disabled for life by war. The reflecting pond compliments the quotes from presidents and service people alike attesting to the challenges these people face for having served. It is a beautiful and important contribution to the many other places to see and leaves you with much to think on as you visit the rest of Washington. Just "behind" the Botanical Gardens and as a result a little out of the main flow. Well worth a stop.
Written December 5, 2017
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toscwolfstar
Chester, VT583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
We used this Memorial for two purposes, first as a memorial to those who have returned from war with a disability and as a common gathering point after touring museums on the mall.
Written April 16, 2017
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berni39
Alexandria, VA182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
Walking across DC on a Sunday morning on my way to the smithsonian and Newseum and I stumbled across this memorial of gratitude. Glass walls with telling quotes honoring those who still suffer the slings of war. Worth stopping by just for the moments of reflection and the chance to instill gratitude in your heart
Written December 11, 2016
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NXTTRP
St. Petersburg, FL2,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Our tour driver stopped for us to visit The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial. This is not a Tribute that stands out like Lincoln's, Jefferson or even the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial but a very sobering one never-the-less.

Located off the Southwest corner of the Capitol and South of the Botanical Garden, it is easily accessible while walking through the area. Take a few minutes on your Washington DC trip to visit this tribute.
Written December 10, 2016
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Forensic_Lady
Clarksville, TN41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This memorial is perfect. I love the double pictures on the walls with the commentary from vets and their families. The fountain is very nice too. I love that it's in the view of Congress. They can look out their windows and see the cost of their decisions. My top favorite memorials include this location now. It's located by 4th ave near the highway. It's a must visit for veterans and their family.
Written October 23, 2016
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