WEDNESDAY: Veterans, Congressional Advocates Push for Global War on Terrorism Memorial on National Mall

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Washington, November 1, 2021 | Nick Zeller | comments
Dozens of post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members will join Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), members of the House For Country Caucus, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, veterans service organizations, and other advocates for a press conference on Wednesday at 1pm at the House Triangle. The group will call on the Senate to approve a House-passed bill that would allow a memorial to servicemembers lost in the Global War on Terrorism to be built on the National Mall. 

WHAT: Press Conference to urge Senate passage of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act

WHO: Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism
             Gold Star Families
             Senator Joni Ernst 
             Members of the House For Country Caucus
             Representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion

WHERE: House Triangle 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
                1 PM ET 

Members of the media interested in attending should RSVP to nick.zeller@mail.house.gov.

The bipartisan effort to build a Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall is led by Sens. Joni Ernst and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in the Senate and Reps. Jason Crow (CO-06) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) in the House. Their legislation passed the House in September as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but faces obstacles on the other side of the Capitol as the Senate prepares its version of the NDAA next week. 

Crow and Gallagher are both members of the House For Country Caucus, a bipartisan group of military veterans in Congress. For Country‚Äôs 25 members have been pivotal in building support for the legislation across the ideological spectrum and passing it through the House. 

Congress has approved the creation of a Global War on Terrorism Memorial in 2017. However, legislation is still needed to establish the site of the new monument, the last step in the process before the construction process can begin. 

The For Country Caucus is a bipartisan group of principled military veterans in Congress who strive to create a government that is less polarized, more efficient, and is trusted by Americans. Together, they share a vision of a Congress that is strategic in purpose, focused in action, and dedicated to putting their country first.

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