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Now More than Ever: Francisco “Frank” Rivera Shares His Story

September 11, 2001 changed things for Francisco Rivera. How he understood himself changed. How he understood his commitment to his family, his community, and his country changed. “When I think about that day, it’s as vivid to me as what I did this morning,” he says. “I remember every detail — where I was, what […]

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, MISSION BBQ Founder & CEO Bill Kraus

Washington, D.C. — The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated non-profit tasked with planning, funding, and coordinating efforts to build the GWOT Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is pleased to welcome MISSION BBQ Founder and CEO Bill Kraus to its Board. “At the GWOT Memorial Foundation, our mission is […]

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After 20 Years, Global War on Terrorism Veterans Deserve a Memorial for Their Fallen

Each Memorial Day, thousands of active duty service members and military veterans make a pilgrimage from cities and towns all over America to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It’s a sacred pursuit — one that honors friends, brothers and sisters in arms, young men and women who fought in our nation’s wars and did […]

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes Navy Veteran & Military Family Advocate Ashish Vazirani to its Board of Advisors

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization congressionally designated to oversee the planning, fundraising, and construction for the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C., is pleased to welcome Navy Veteran and military family advocate Ashish “Ash” Vazirani to its Board of Advisors. Ashish comes to the Global War on […]

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Senators Ernst, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall

Today, The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation celebrated a milestone in the effort to establish a GWOT Memorial on the National Mall. The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, introduced by GWOT veteran Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), would establish a location for the national GWOT Memorial within […]

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Legislation Introduced to Secure Location for Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation today heralded a significant step toward establishing a GWOT Memorial on the National Mall alongside memorials to veterans of every other major American conflict with the introduction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act by GWOT Veterans Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Gallagher […]

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GWOT Veterans Are Still Fighting; It’s Time to Give Them a Real Place to Rest

In the wake of the Capitol riots that saw one of the world’s most recognizable symbols of stability and democracy shattered and broken, the lawmakers, leaders and citizens of the United States turned to one of its most trusted institutions for safety and security — the United States military.  The United States military answered the […]

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10 Questions with Marina Jackman, GWOT Memorial Foundation’s New President & CEO

Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation’s newly announced President and CEO Marina Jackman has three great loves: serving others, supporting veterans, and raising her own active duty military family. When Marina joined the GWOT Memorial Foundation as Director of Operations in February 2020, she was guided by those three passions. Now, Marina is both […]

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, GWOT Veteran and Entrepreneur Cecilia Deyo

Washington, D.C. — The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOT Memorial Foundation), the congressionally-designated non-profit tasked with organizing, funding, and coordinating efforts to build the GWOT Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is pleased to welcome Navy Veteran and D-Dey Response Group Founder and President Cecilia Deyo as the newest member of […]

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Members to Its Board of Advisors

Washington, D.C.  — The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOT Memorial Foundation), the congressionally-designated non-profit foundation tasked with planning, privately funding, and coordinating efforts to build the national Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., today welcomed two new members to its Board of Advisors.  Jared Lyon was appointed […]

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