About the GWOT Memorial Foundation
The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation leads 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 Foundation was formed in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by a small group of like-minded veterans, military spouses, and patriots to honor the service and sacrifice of all who served in the Global War on Terrorism. In its first two years, the Foundation was the driving force behind the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act to authorize the establishment of a national war memorial on federal land in Washington, D.C.
Salute all who served in this conflict: service members, civilians, and their families.
Provide a focal point for healing and reflection on a complex multigenerational war.
Engage and educate civilian and military communities to build mutual understanding.
Foster and sustain the sense of patriotism that brought all Americans together in the wake of 9/11.
We are at the early stages of designing what the memorial will say as well as what it potentially could look like. These are principles we believe should be represented in final construction.