And the bonds that form during the intensity of a campaign often last, solidified by near all-nighters and a common goal.
“Some of my best friends in my adult life have come from people who don’t look like me, don’t have the same upbringing, but were side by side with me in the trenches in ’08,” said Beverly, a 36-year-old African-American who grew up in the Midwest. “We share the commitment to the president but also a vision for what our country can be. I’m seeing it again this year.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.