Today the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF) announced that the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has authorized the Foundation to embark on a design for a Memorial that will align with the specifications surrounding Site A located at 23rd Street NW, Constitution Avenue NW, and Henry Bacon Drive NW. This is the third essential authorization that the Foundation has received this year, joining those received from the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (NCMAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). This authorization also moves the Foundation into steps 13-19 of the 24-step Memorial construction process after being in steps 9-12 since August of 2017.
“This is an incredibly momentous day for progress toward the Memorial’s completion. The NCPC’s favorable review of our plans launches our efforts into a new Design Approval phase, during which we will begin to formally plan a design for the Memorial that conforms to Site A,” said GWOTMF President and CEO Michael “Rod” Rodriguez. “We will continue to stay in close touch with the NCPC and other authorities responsible for preserving the glorious aesthetics of our nation’s capital.”
“The entire Board of Directors celebrates and gives thanks for the NCPC’s speedy approval of our intentions for Site A,” said GWOTMF Board Chair Ted Skokos. “Those who have participated in the Global War on Terrorism, their families, and all Americans can have confidence that the Memorial is closer to reality with each passing day, and that our momentum will continue.”