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Memorial for Fallen Journalists to Begin Design Process

The Annenberg Foundation is proud to support the Fallen Journalists Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation has received approval to begin designing a memorial to honor journalists who died while reporting the news. 

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) approved plans to build a landscape memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that will commemorate the country’s commitment to a free press. 

The Annenberg Foundation is a proud supporter of the Fallen Journalists Memorial and Annenberg Foundation Chairman, President and CEO Wallis Annenberg, and Executive Director Cinny Kennard both serve on the board of advisors. 

The memorial will be located at Independence Avenue, Maryland Avenue, and 3rd Street SW between the National Museum of the American Indian and the Voice of America building, in view of the U.S. Capitol. 

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation will begin recruiting architects, designers, and artists to create a landscape memorial that honors the First Amendment and the role of journalism in preserving democracy while commemorating journalists. 

The Fallen Journalists Memorial will also provide programming and digital resources to educate the public about the history of the First Amendment and the courage of journalists who sacrificed their lives. 

The memorial will be funded entirely by private donations and is set to be complete by the end of 2028.

Learn more from our friends at the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation

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