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Date: February 19, 2010
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Work on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Profiled in SegdDESIGN

History Associates’ work on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a planned monument to honor veterans who have experienced a variety of disabilities defending our country, was profiled in the 2010, no. 27, issue of SegdDESIGN, published by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD). The article, entitled “A Living Memorial,” by Pat Matson Knapp, describes the challenges of creating a new monument for the National Mall.

The article spotlights the efforts of the multidisciplinary design team, which included architects Shalom Baranes Associates, public artist Larry Kirkland, and design consultants Cloud Gehshan Associates. The contributions of History Associates, which served as a subcontractor to Cloud Gehshan, are prominently featured. The article describes the vital role of History Associates in gathering and cataloging hundreds of soldiers’ accounts describing the voices, experiences, and memories of disabled veterans across time. In addition, History Associates researched the accounts for historical context and confirmed accuracy.

The article notes that the final eighteen quotes chosen for the monument, from more than seven hundred, were “selected for their universal resonance and timelessness and could represent any war.” James H. Lide, History Associates vice president and project director, agreed, commenting that “History Associates was honored to work on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. It will honor the efforts of veterans who live with the physical and emotional memories of their service every day.” The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on a two-acre site adjacent to the National Mall in 2012.

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