Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Supports the MacArthur Foundation
The distinctive dome of the MacArthur Memorial looms as large on the skyline of downtown Norfolk as the famous general dominated the military and political scene of the 1940s and 1950s. But, fewer people know about the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation.
The MacArthur Foundation was set up in 1962, to commemorate the life and achievements of General Douglas MacArthur, relating to his credo “Duty, Honor, Country” and its relevance to future generations of Americans.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers was happy to make a $500 contribution to the MacArthur Foundation this month.
The foundation supports many good causes. Its initial efforts after its foundation led to the commissioning of a bronze statue of the General and the construction of three new buildings for the memorial complex.
The Jean MacArthur Research Center contains the historically valuable MacArthur Papers, the General’s personal library and the classrooms that support an education program. The theater at the complex contains additional displays and shows a film of the General’s life. Recently, the Foundation provided $1.1 million for the expansion of the theater and research center.
The Foundation also grants leadership awards in the U.S. Army, presents writing awards to the Army Command and General Staff College, as well as other educational and leadership development programs.
Recently, Cooper Hurley partner John Cooper presented a check to the Foundation’s Executive Director Colonel William Davis.
John Cooper said:
“This is really one of the things that makes Norfolk great. We have a lot of things to be proud about in our city but one of the main ones is this is the final resting place of Douglas MacArthur and his wife. There is some great history to be had in the building. We have these beautiful facilities more people should enjoy the treasure we have here in downtown Norfolk.”
Colonel Davis said the foundation buildings are an important part of downtown Norfolk.
“Not only do we have museum services but we also conduct educational programs and we have a working archive and library that’s used by students, scholars and families of veterans,” he said.
General MacArthur is famous for his exploits during World War Two, including his valiant defense of the Philippines against the Japanese and his eventual recapturing of the islands.
After the surrender of Japan in 1945, MacArthur took over the administration of the Occupation of Japan.
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