Michael L. Emerson with his girlfriend Mary and his youngest son Tyler (photo #3) where invited to Washington, DC to the Dedication of the Memorial. Michael is a disabled for life Marine Corps veteran. Michael also has personally donated to the Memorial and has supported building the Memorial for many years. Michael also got a chance to meet AMVETS National Commander Larry Via (photo #4), VFW National Commander John Stroud (photo #5) and DAV National Commander Ronald Hope (left side photo #6) at the dedication. Michael and Tyler also got a chance to meet actor/singer Gary Sinise “Lt. Dan” from the movie Forrest Gump, who was the spokesman for the Memorial (photo #7). President Obama also spoke (photo #8). It was a beautiful day. Washington, DC. Sunday, 5 Oct 2014.
Article about the “National Desert Storm War Memorial” in the February 2014 issue of the “Legion” magazine. The article is about the Memorial and how Michael L. Emerson is helping with it’s size, aesthetics and location. Since Michael is a Desert Storm veteran he is honored to donate his time and help to design and build the Memorial which will be built in Washington, D.C.