Living Tributes to America’s Warriors

Living Tributes to America’s Warriors

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Helping to heal the physical and emotional wounds of war is a daunting challenge and a distinct honor. As part of a Defense Department directive to improve facilities for wounded soldiers, EAI was asked to provide messaging and interpretive elements that would elevate three “Healing Gardens” at major military medical hospitals from lovely green spaces to sensitive, inspiring tributes to America’s service men and women. Through interviews and focused research and development, a small seedling, inspired by a constitution and guiding principles, evolved into a holistic, interconnected system designed to meet the distinct and complex needs of Wounded Warriors, their families, and their caregivers. The Living Tributes to America’s Warriors establishes a world-class baseline for holistic healing environments everywhere.