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Student Veterans of America Awards Inaugural Senator Bob Dole Continued Service Award to Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

The award, named after the late Senator Bob Dole, honors the group’s efforts to build a new memorial on the National Mall for Post-9/11 veterans. Student Veterans of America (SVA) today presented the inaugural Senator Bob Dole Continued Service Award to the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation. The award was accepted by the group’s […]

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Michael Rodriguez Appointed President and CEO of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

Proven leader will head the Foundation at critical new juncture Today the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation announced that Michael “Rod” Rodriguez has been named the Foundation’s CEO and President. Rodriguez returns to the position of leading the Foundation which he held from March 2018 to September 2020 before taking a leave of absence […]

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Global War on Terrorism Heroes to Be Honored on National Mall

Gold Star Families and the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Receive Bipartisan Support In 2015, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by a group of veterans, military spouses, and patriots to honor the service and sacrifice of all who served in the Global War on […]

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Americans Lack Basic Knowledge of Global War on Terrorism, New Research Shows

Survey also finds nearly two-thirds of Americans support the construction of a memorial to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Contact: Stacey Finkel, media@gwotmf.org, 703-304-1377  An Ipsos survey commissioned by the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated non-profit tasked with planning, funding, and coordinating efforts […]

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Advocates push for space on National Mall to honor Global War on Terror troops

The U.S. military’s involvement in Afghanistan is now over, but advocates are working to make sure those deployments — and the fights still going on now — are never forgotten. Veterans groups and lawmakers are pushing for Congress to approve a new Global War on Terror memorial on the National Mall as a permanent reminder of the last 20 years of […]

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Bipartisan momentum builds for war on terror memorial

Bipartisan support is growing for legislation allowing a new memorial honoring thousands of U.S. service members who died in the war on terror to be located on the National Mall. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who has authored the bill, said he may have found a path forward for […]

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Gold Star widow: Our veterans bravely fought the war on terror. Honor them with a memorial.

I worry that the departure of American troops from Afghanistan will also mean the departure of their sacrifices from our collective American memory. America’s current and former service members punctuated 20 years of American boots on the ground in Afghanistan with remarkable displays of valor and service. American service members braved ISIS-K attacks so that Americans and […]

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Now More Than Ever: Stephanie Ouellette Shares Her Story

To know Stephanie Ouellette is to understand that there is a difference between choosing joy and merely experiencing it. Stephanie’s happiness, her integrity, her quiet leadership are no accident. They are the result of years of choosing to serve others. Stephanie’s younger brother, Cpl. Michael Ouellette was a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, […]

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Now More than Ever: Cecilia Deyo Shares Her Story

For U.S. Navy Veteran Cecilia Deyo and her family, the act of visiting memorials on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is personal — almost sacred. Cecilia’s family comes here to honor her grandfather, a fighter pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and killed when her father was just 10 years old. “I visited […]

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6 former secretaries of defense: We must memorialize the fallen in the global war on terrorism

Article by Robert M. Gates, Leon E. Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Ash Carter, Jim Mattis and Mark T. Esper  Robert M. Gates, Leon E. Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Ash Carter, Jim Mattis and Mark T. Esper are the six surviving secretaries of defense who led the Defense Department during the past 20 years of the global war on terrorism. At the end of World […]

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