With the introduction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act in the U.S. House of Representatives & in the Senate, we’re celebrating a huge milestone in our mission to build a permanent place of healing and reflection for those who’ve served in the Global War on Terrorism on the National Mall.
In case you missed it, we wanted to share some of the incredible things our team members, partners, and volunteers have said about our mission in the news.
We’re proud of what we’re accomplishing and proud to have you on our team!
Check it out, and don’t forget to call your elected representatives & ask them to support the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act (H.R. 1115/S. 535) or visit gwotmf.org to get involved or donate!
For more information about the GWOT Memorial Foundation or learn how to get involved, please visit: https://www.gwotmemorialfoundation.org
About the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation is the congressionally designated nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead the effort to plan, fund and build the National GWOT Memorial on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., on a site befitting the historical significance of service in this war. The memorial will be a lasting tribute to the courage and sacrifice of all who have served, and especially those who gave their lives, in the nation’s longest war to protect our country, while inspiring all Americans to stand united behind those who continue to serve.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, about 7,035 service members have lost their lives in the global war on terrorism and 60,285 have been wounded. About 3,413 civilian government contractors have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and 38,953 have sustained work-related injuries. The GWOT Memorial Foundation believes that both service members and civilians who have served in this war, their families and the American people deserve a fitting memorial where our country can learn about, reflect on and honor their endurance and sacrifice. More information can be found at gwotmf.org and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.