Join us for a guided, on-site tour with Jim Carr at Washington, DC's newest memorials!!
Limited Spaces Available - If you try to register after the bus is full and want to be on the Wail List, send an email to email@example.com with "Bus" in the subject line.
Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial encapsulates Eisenhower's legacy in a four-acre urban park at the base of Capitol Hill. The memorial features a one-of-a-kind stainless-steel tapestry depicting the beaches of D-Day, heroic-sized bronze sculptures, and stone bas relief. We will discuss some of the controversies surrounding the initial design of the memorial.
Through juxtaposition of granite and glass, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial conveys a combination of strength and vulnerability, of loss and renewal. Dedicated on October 5, 2014, the Memorial shines a light on the important lessons of courage, sacrifice, tenacity, loyalty, and honor by bearing witness to the experiences of war heroes who were disabled as a result of military service. It is the first national memorial dedicated solely to disabled veterans, paying tribute to the hidden and visible disabilities from all conflicts and all branches of service.
Time permitting, we will also visit the Native American Veterans Memorial, the newest memorial on the National Mall, located in front of the main entrance of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The memorial is a short walking distance from both the Eisenhower and American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorials.
Jim Carr will guide us at these memorials. Jim is an architectural historian, a decorated Army colonel and an expert Tour Leader / Historian. Jim is First Vice President of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, is Co-Chair of the Certified Master Guide Program, Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, is a docent at D.C.'s National Building Museum, and does specialty tours of Arlington National Cemetery, "Looking for TR," and "Looking for the Roosevelts." Jim is a Member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The New-York Historical Society, Theodore Roosevelt Association. Jim is the Immediate Past Chair of the Executive Advisory Board of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.
- 12:00 noon: We will meet in front of Safeway, 4701 Sangamore Road
- 12:15: Bus leaves (bathroom on bus and at location)
- First stop Eisenhower Memorial
- Walk or ride bus to Disabled Veterans Memorial
- IF time will also visit the Native Americans Memorial
- 2:45: Leave DC
- 3:30: Arrive back at Safeway
Transportation cost will be $30 per person.
- Snacks will be provided, please have lunch prior.
- Masks required / bus only for fully vaccinated members, volunteers & guests. Alternatively, meet us at 1:00 at the Eisenhower Memorial!
*** SPACE IS LIMITED ***
Registration and Payment Deadline: May 28
Checks to be mailed to LFV office:
4701 Sangamore Road, S-232 / Bethesda, MD 20816
Rain date: June 28, same timing