The Extra Mile


The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway is a national monument installed in the sidewalks of Washington D.C.. It is located along 15th Street and G Street. The honorees of the monument are people who "through their caring and personal sacrifice, reached out to others, building their dreams into movements that helped people across America and throughout the world" [ [http://www.pointsoflight.org/downloads/pdf/about/support/ExtraMile.pdf Microsoft Word - Extra Mile One Pager Web site.doc ] ] . Each honoree has a custom-made bronze medallion installed along the path. It currently has 20 such monuments, but there are plans to extend it down to 11th Street and back up F Street so it forms a mile-long pathway of 70 medallions [ [http://www.extramile.us The Extra Mile - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway ] ] . The monument was dedicated on October 14, 2005 in a ceremony attended by George H.W. Bush and Laura Bush.

Included Persons

*Edgar Allen - Founder, Easter Seals
*Clara Barton - Founder, American Red Cross
*Ballington & Maud Booth - Founder, Volunteers of America
*William D. Boyce - Founder, Boy Scouts of America
*Cesar Chavez - Co-founder, United Farm Workers of America
*Ernest Kent Coulter - Founder, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
*Frederick Douglass - Abolitionist
*Millard & Linda Fuller - Founder and co-founder, Habitat for Humanity
*Charlotte & Luther Gulick - Founder, Camp Fire USA
*William Edwin Hall - Founder, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
*Paul Harris - Founder, Rotary International
*Edgar J. Helms - Founder, Goodwill Industries
*Melvin Jones - Founder, International Association of Lions Clubs
*Helen Keller - Founder, American Foundation for the Blind
*Martin Luther King, Jr - Civil Rights Leader
*Juliette Gordon Low - Founder, Girl Scouts of America
*Mary White Ovington/W.E.B. Dubois - Founders, NAACP
*Eunice Kennedy Shriver - Founder, Special Olympics
*Harriet Tubman - Leader of Underground Railroad Effort to Free Slaves
*Booker T. Washington - Civil Rights Leader

Additional Honorees (Their medallions will be installed in additional ceremonies)

*Jane Addams - Founder, Hull House
*Susan B. Anthony - Suffragist
*Roger Baldwin - Founder, American Civil Liberties Union
*Ida Wells-Barnett - Leader of the Anti-Lynching Movement
*Clifford Beers - Founder of the Modern Mental Healthcare Movement
*Wallace Campbell - Founder, CARE
*Rachel Carson - Environmentalist
*Dorothea Dix - Advocate of the Reform of Institutions for the Mentally Ill
*Samuel Gompers - Founder, American Federation of Labor
*John Muir - Conservationist
*Robert Smith/William Wilson - Co-Founders, Alcoholics Anonymous

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