Grunley Attends FDR D-Day Prayer Wall Plaque Installation Ceremony
On Tuesday, December 20th, Grunley was pleased to participate in the ceremonial plaque installation for our Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) D-Day Prayer Wall project located at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The program featured special remarks from Jeff Reinbold, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks; General Claude Kicklighter, former commander of the United States Army Western Command; and Senator Robert Portman (R-OH). The event marked the significant project milestone of placing the bronze plaque inscribed with President Roosevelt’s prayer shared via radio on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) – the day when allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare.
The new FDR D-Day Prayer wall is positioned to the north of the existing WWII Memorial. When complete, it will feature the prayer plaque, a center medallion comprised of granite and bronze; and three granite bands with a center band providing a bench for seating. The project is expected to achieve a substantial completion in early 2023, after which a full dedication ceremony of the new prayer wall will take place.