Day of honor & unveiling of the National World War II memorial
4 months ago
The exhibit and event is brought to you by Pillars of Honor, Inc
At this special reception, the orignial scale-model of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. will be unveiled, during a program honoring Veterans and their families. The exhibit and event is brought to you by Pillars of HonorInc., an Illinois non-profit organization dedicated tohonoring WWII Veterans unable to travel to Washington DC to see their memorial in person.
Pillars of Honor brings the memorial to them. Visit pillarsofhonor.org for more information.
This is the original scale model that was used by Senator Bob Dole to present the memorial design to Congress. It was designed by Friedrich St. Florian from Providence, RI.
Pillars of Honor has this model on loan for a limited time before it has to be returned and placed in the Smithsonian.
Our WWII Veterans now number less than three million. The average age of these Veterans is 90 years old and we are losing these valuable souls at an alarming rate of 1,200 each and every day. These Veterans are missing out on the opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about their memorial and more importantly receive recognition for their contribution to our nation.
This Day of Honor experience gives Veterans the opportunity to learn about their memorial, talk with other Veterans and reflect upon the sacrifices they and others made during one of the most trying times in the history of the United States.
You can register your WWII Veteran’s attendanceno later than January 27, 2013 to be included in the souvenir program book. To: Pillars of Honor Inc, 770 Lee Street, Suite 103, Des Plaines, IL 60016 or call 847-954-0520 for more information.