Dedication Information

The dedication ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be held on October 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial site, 150 Washington Ave., SW (Washington Ave. & Second St. SW). Check in and registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the Dedication Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. and gates are open until 3:00 p.m. Due to Secret Service requirements, each attendee MUST have a unique name and duplicate entries of names for guests will not be approved. Each registrant Name and Address must match the individual’s Government-issued Photo ID.

Registration Information

This event is free and open to the public. There is no assigned general seating. A maximum of 4 guests can be registered at one time. NOTE: each registrant must have a unique name – multiple registrations in the same name will be cancelled. Registrations will be accepted until event capacity is reached. To register for the Dedication Ceremony click here.

Hotel Information

We have secured additional rooms at the special $99 per night (+tax) rate at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20004

Contact Kelly Augustine for reservations. Email: kaugustine@dvlmf.org; Phone: 202-314-5208

Complimentary transportation will be provided to/from JW Marriott to the Dedication Ceremony on October 5th.

Day of Event Instructions

Memorial site: 150 Washington Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. (Washington Ave and 2nd Street S.W.) 

After registering online, tickets will be emailed. Please print the ticket(s) and bring with you to the Dedication Ceremony. All guests must have a government issued photo ID.  

Check in and registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the Dedication Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. and gates are open until 3:00 p.m.

Due to Secret Service requirements, complete contact information is required for each registered guest and all personal belongings are subject to search. 

Ground Transportation

For the Dedication Ceremony on October 5th, continuous Shuttle Buses depart the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Shuttle Buses return to the Renaissance between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

You don’t need to be a guest at the Renaissance to ride the Shuttle Buses, however, please be advised that shuttles have limited accessibility capacity per vehicle.

It may be advisable to consider alternative transportation options such as a taxi or car service. A limited number of wheelchair-friendly taxis can be arranged by calling the Yellow Cab Company an hour ahead of departure at 202-398-0500 or 202-544-1213, or reserving online at http://www.dcyellowcab.com/wheelchaircabs

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