WASHINGTON — Advocates for a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial want to see a site established before this generation’s veterans all become senior citizens. And to do that, work has to start now.
“A 40-year-old servicemember that seized the first airfield in Kandahar (in Afghanistan) in 2001 is now 56,” Andrew Brennan, executive director of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation. “Given that these efforts often take five to seven years, we’re in a position where that servicemember may be taking grandchildren to see the memorial for the war he fought in. “With inaction, we risk losing the ever-important opportunity to share our history with our nation’s future decision makers.”