Operation Desert Storm Memorial Making Progress

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:00am

The Tribune News Service reports that “More than 20 years after American forces attacked Iraq — the first time — a memorial to those who served in the Persian Gulf War is progressing ever closer to fruition.”  

The piece continues: “Congress last year approved the memorial as part of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.”  

“After soliciting feedback from veterans of the war from around the country, architects settled on a design of a long wall which mirrored the “hard left-hook” of coalition ground troops as they rolled into battle, enveloping Kuwait City and cutting it off from Iraqi forces.”  

“Tax dollars will not be used in the construction of the memorial, said Scott Stump, president of National Desert Storm War Memorial , the nonprofit group which has been pushing for the creation of the memorial in Washington D.C. He and other advocates for the memorial met with the National Park Service late last month to begin the process of selecting a site for the memorial.”