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We Are The Mighty

By Blake Stilwell 22 AUG 2016 He wondered where 3 million veterans who lost family and friends in the Global War on Terror would grieve. There is no memorial for his war because the 1986 Commemorative Works Act requires groups like Brennan’s to wait 10 years after the conflict ends before a memorial can be […]

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A Global War On Terror Memorial Won’t Be Built Unless We Take Action Now

BY Adam Linehan    11 AUG 2016 …Still, their influence alone won’t be enough to overturn a statute written in 1986 that states Congress can only consider a memorial 10 years after the war in question has ended. To overcome that obstacle, they’ll need the help of the post-9/11 veteran community. They’ll need an army […]

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Washington Post

…Scruggs was impressed, and started serving as Brennan’s mentor. He advised the younger vet to start seeking higher-ranking names for his board, people like Petraeus, retired Army Gen. George W. Casey and retired Marine Gen. James T. Conway, and even supplied their email addresses. “Write them,” Scruggs suggested, “and CC me.” Today, all three serve […]

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@GWOTMF featured on Great Day Washington WUSA 9

Executive Director Andrew Brennan and Legislative Liaison George Chewning are interviewed by WUSA 9’s Chris Leary and Markette Sheppard. The pair explain’s the need for a National Memorial to honor the thousands of service men and women who have died since the war began 15 years ago. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE —->   WUSA 9 […]

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Oh my — did someone forget to say ‘thank you for your service?’

thehill.com – Jan C. Scruggs The Defense Secretary is sending another 500 troops to battle ISIS and, I suppose, other assorted terrorists in Syria and Iraq.  The military has been very busy since 2001 and our casualties have been substantial including over 30,000 wounded.  Financial costs are in the trillions. Amazingly, everyone seems to get […]

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Vets Look to Create Memorial for Global War on Terror

By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity The Vietnam Wall and the massive granite columns of the World War II Memorial are some of the first things you picture when you think about war memorials – beautiful shrines honoring the men and women who sacrificed so much during those long-ago wars. Several younger veterans are hoping […]

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For Veterans of War on Terror, a fight for Memorial, recognition

By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Seven thousand U.S. troops have died fighting terrorism, but they may never be memorialized on the National Mall like fallen soldiers of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Pittsburgh veteran Andrew Brennan is leading an effort to make sure his fallen comrades […]

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Local Vet Spearheading Effort To Get Memorial For Veterans Of War On Terror

By Andy Sheehan The country has honored its veterans in Washington DC with memorials to those who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. But as the global War on Terror enters its 15th year, there is no such memorial to the veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. As an assistant wrestling coach at Central […]

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Vietnam vet pushes for national memorial for 9/11 veterans

By JULIE WATSON Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire country needed a place to go to heal. More than three decades later, the man who led efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, said it’s now time such a wall be built […]

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Memorial for Afghanistan, Iraq troops gets more support

They want to give veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan a place where they can reflect on war’s wounds — seen and unseen — reunite with battle buddies; it would be a physical testament to their legacy. Veterans from wars’ past along with troops in the current conflicts are coming together to begin an effort to honor the 2.5 […]

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