EQUAL HONOR FOR ALL

 

Mission Statement

EQUAL HONOR FOR ALL

www.equalhonor.org

 

The Equal Honor for All organization was formed by Veterans and Citizens committed to promote the formation of a National Military Honor and Service Museum dedicated to remembering and honoring the sacrifice and service of our nation's defenders. The site and building is to be of such stature and design as to demonstrate to the world the unmistakable gratitude of its citizens to the nation's defenders and their families. The facility is to be located in or near our nation's capital, Washington D.C.

This entity will present, to the nation and the world, the story of the military events that our defenders participated in and shaped this nation and the world. It will house tributes to those who gave their lives and those who served in the missions to defend this country and the world throughout the history of this nation, starting with the Revolutionary War. It shall allow for future defenders to be remembered and honored, and their stories preserved for posterity.

The effort to build a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center (VVMVC) underground, near the Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, has moved the families of those honored at the "The Wall", veterans from all eras, and citizens to rally together in an effort to prevent a grave mistake. It has also motivated them to work towards a place of "Equal Honor for All" , one where we will remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who served.

The information below allows you to trace the history and issues behind the VVMVC objections and the vision of one place to honor all.

 

Updated JULY 14, 2007

For more insight, please read information below:

(Some linked files are large, please be advised - DSL service recommended)

 

United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Subcommittee on National Parks

May 16, 2006 Hearing

 

Testimony by Patricia Gallagher, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Click here for Patricia Gallagher Senate Testimony

 

Testimony by Ray Saikus, Vietnam Veteran 1968-69

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Click here for Hearing Schedule

Click here for Ray Saikus Senate Testimony

Click here for Ray Saikus Senate Verbal Testimony

Click here for Ray Saikus Response to Chairman's Questions

 

Mall sprawl poses issue

By Deborah K. Dietsch

The Washington Times
Saturday, May 27, 2006

Click here for Washington Times Article

 

National Park Service

Environmental Assessment - May 2006

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center

Click here for NPS EA Cover and Sections 1 & 2

Click here for NPS EA Section 3

Click here for NPS EA Section 4

Click here for NPS EA Sections 5 & 6 & Appendix

Click here for Ray Saikus comments on EA

Click here for Flood Map of VVMVC site

Click here for Flood Map Legend of VVMVC site

 

National Capital Planning Commission

August 3, 2006 Hearing

 

NCPC Staff Report on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center

Click here for NCPC Staff Report - Download 3.2 Mb PDF file

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Testimony by Ray Saikus, Vietnam Veteran 1968-69

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Click here for Ray Saikus Testimony

 

Testimony by Elizabeth Merritt, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Click here for Elizabeth Merritt Testimony

 

Testimony by Judy Scott Feldman and Kent Cooper, National Coalition to Save Our Mall

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Click here for Judy Scott Feldman and Kent Cooper Testimony

 

Vietnam Wall Visitor Center Approved

By Petula Dvorak

The Washington Post
Friday, August 4, 2006

Click here for Washington Post Article 

 

Underground and Yet So Over the Top
By Roger K. Lewis

The Washington Post
Saturday, September 2, 2006

Click here for Washington Post Article 

 

National Capital Planning Commission

September 7, 2006 Hearing

 

Slide Presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Flooding in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Click here for USACE Slide Presentation - Download 1.5 Mb PDF file

 

Transcript of Proceedings, refer to page 34 - Commissioner Herbert F. Ames on VVMVC and flooding

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Click here for Transcript and Commissioner Herbert F. Ames Testimony

 

The continued mauling of the National Mall
By Christopher Knight

The Los Angeles Times
Saturday, September 9, 2006

Click here for LA Times Article

Big Digs.

The problem with underground architecture.

By Witold Rybczynski

Slate - Daily magazine on the Web

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Click here for Slate Article

 

National Capital Planning Commission

February 1, 2007 Hearing

 

Draft Report on Flood and Stormwater in Washington, DC

National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) undertook this study in response to the extensive flooding of the monumental core in June 2006, which led to the closure of several federal agencies and caused significant damage, particularly to the National Archives and the Internal Revenue Service. The draft report examines the various causes of flooding in the District, particularly in the low-lying National Mall, Federal Triangle, and downtown areas; offers historical data on the citys flooding history and response; and suggests ways NCPC policy may help reduce future risks of flooding.

Click here for NCPC Flood and Stormwater Report

Please see page 11 of this Flood and Stormwater report and look at area marked VI. This is the designated site by Congressional edict of the proposed underground Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center (VVMVC) with potential flooding damage and grave visitor safety issues. Download NCPC February 1, 2007 Open Session Transcript below for more details. Read page 37 of this transcript and specifically the exchange between NCPC Commissioner Herbert F. Ames and staff member Ms. Desiderio, the Flood Area VI is on top of the location for the VVMVC. Click here for Transcript and Commissioner Herbert F. Ames Testimony

 

Taking the Wrong View (New July 14, 2007)

Three Projects on or Near the Mall Could Reshape More Than the Vistas

By Philip Kennicott
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 24, 2007; N01
Click here for Kennicott Article


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