Honor the Victims of Communism and Those Who Love Liberty
"The fall of the Communist empire," said Czech President Vaclav Havel, "was an event on the same scale of importance as the fall of the Roman Empire."
And yet in Washington, D.C.--the city of memorials--there has been no monument marking this epic event or memorial to the many millions who died under communist tyranny. Until now.
Under Public Law 103-199, our Foundation is authorized to design, construct and maintain an international Memorial to the more than 100 million victims of communism. In April 2005, the National Capital Planning Commission formally
approved a site for our Memorial at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., New Jersey Avenue, N.W., and G Street, N.W. It is across from the Georgetown University Law Center and only two blocks from Union Station and the Metro.
In October 2005, the National Capital Planning Commission gave preliminary approval to our design--a 10-foot bronze replica of the "Democracy" statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and based on our own Statue of Liberty. We will receive final approval at the November NCPC meeting.
Our next step is to raise all the funds needed to build and maintain the Memorial--approximately $700,000. We have raised two-thirds of this amount. We have received challenge grants of $125,000, meaning we need to raise $125,000 from supporters like you.
Please help us by sending your most generous, tax-deductible contribution -- $5,000, $1000, $500, $100, $50, whatever you can afford.
In giving, you will help memorialize the victims of communism and acknowledge the blessings of liberty we enjoy.
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