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Rocky C
03-31-10, 01:47 PM
The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

On February 25, The Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance hosted a reception for the launch of the first commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint in 2010: The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar. Approximately 150 guests attended the reception, including Director of the United States Mint Ed Moy, Senator Tim Johnson (D: South Dakota), U.S. Representatives Mark Kirk (R: Illinois) and Dennis Moore (D: Kansas), Sheila Jackson Lee (D: Texas), National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Bobby Barrera, former Acting Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Director of the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation (DVLMF) Gordon Mansfield, Chief of Staff for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki John Gingrich, former Secretary of the VA and DVLMF spokesperson Anthony Principi. Representatives from 12 Veterans Services Organizations were present.

Arthur Wilson, DAV national adjutant and co-founder of DVLMF, was also in attendance. “The coin is forever a reminder of the brave servicemen and women who risked, and continue to risk, their lives in defense of our country’s liberty,” Wilson stated. “Each coin sold brings us one step closer to building a permanent, national memorial to disabled veterans.”

Since the coin’s release, the United States Mint reports more than 175,000 have been sold! Ten dollars from each coin sold goes directly to DVLMF for the construction of the Memorial. The collector proof and uncirculated silver coins have a maximum mintage of 350,000. For more details about the coin, please visit our website (http://www.avdlm.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=gnKFIJNqEqG&b=5327425&ct=8029781). To purchase a commemorative coin, please visit www.usmint.gov (http://www.usmint.gov/).