Armstrong Cosponsors Bill to Authorize GWOT Memorial on National Mall
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressmen Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Jason Crow (D-CO) to support the bipartisan Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, which authorizes the establishment of a memorial on the National Mall for service members of the Global War on Terrorism.
“The brave men and women who have fought on behalf of our country in the Global War on Terrorism deserve to be honored,” said Congressman Armstrong. “The memorial will join others on the National Mall remembering veterans of previous conflicts, including World War II, Vietnam, and Korea, and it is a fitting place for Americans to pay tribute to our heroes.”
Approximately 7,035 service members have died, 60,295 have been wounded, and 2.77 million have served in the Global War on Terrorism. Currently, there is no memorial dedicated to honoring their sacrifice, and this bill will authorize the memorial on sites already pre-approved by the National Capital Planning Commission. The memorial, which will be constructed without federal funds, is supported by the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, Wounded Warrior Project, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, National Military Family Association, and Team Rubicon.
The full text of the legislation can be found here.