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Monday, November 11, 2013

Honoring our debt to America’s heroes -- By Arthur H. Wilson, The Washington Times

An architectural rendering of the finished memorial"Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served." This is the motto of the Disabled American Veterans. On this Veterans Day, we are one step closer to fulfilling a promise to honor and fully recognize the service and sacrifice of so many. For this is the last Veterans Day that our nation's capital will be without a permanent memorial to honor those men and women who served our country and suffered physical and emotional disabilities as a result of their service.

Next year at this time, we will have a place to gather for this purpose: The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, currently under construction, will have been dedicated and will be open for veterans and other visitors alike.

"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." These words, penned by Argentinean author Jose Narosky, will be pointedly presented to the nation etched into a panel of glass at the memorial. I agree with Mr. Narosky — all veterans are, in a sense, wounded. While they return home as heroes, we have failed to honor them fully. That is, until now, thanks to this fitting monument of tribute.

The memorial will serve as a constant reminder of the cost of human conflict. At this sacred site, visitors will learn the important lessons of courage, sacrifice and honor by bearing witness to the experiences of so many brave patriots.

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