Grunley Awarded National WWII Memorial D-Day Prayer Wall
Grunley was recently selected to provide preconstruction services for the construction of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) D-Day Prayer Wall at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The wall will be positioned to the north of the existing Memorial and will feature a center medallion comprised of granite and bronze. The medallion will complement the existing Memorial by incorporating bronze ropes, olive wreaths, and gold stars. The wall will incorporate three granite bands with a center band providing a bench for seating that matches the benches currently existing in the National WWII Memorial. The bronze D-Day Prayer Plaque will be supported by a dark metal frame from below that was designed to allow the plaque to visually float above the stone base. It will feature raised gold lettering on a dark bronze patina with the body text organized into five columns. The FDR D-Day Prayer Plaque will be lit by soft, low-level lights that emphasize the circular space and complement the new landscaping.