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Bipartisan momentum builds for war on terror memorial
  • September 21, 2021
  • Article

Bipartisan support is growing for legislation allowing a new memorial honoring thousands of US service members who died in the...

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Gold Star widow: Our veterans bravely fought the war on terror. Honor them with a memorial.
  • September 12, 2021
  • Opinion

I worry that the departure of American troops from Afghanistan will also mean the departure of their sacrifices from our...

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Now More Than Ever: Stephanie Ouellette Shares Her Story
  • September 10, 2021
  • Interviews

To know Stephanie Ouellette is to understand that there is a difference between choosing joy and merely experiencing it...

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Now More than Ever: Cecilia Deyo Shares Her Story
  • September 10, 2021
  • Interviews

For US Navy Veteran Cecilia Deyo and her family, the act of visiting memorials on the National Mall in Washington, DC is...

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6 former secretaries of defense: We must memorialize the fallen in the global war on terrorism
  • September 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Article by Robert M Gates, Leon E Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Ash Carter, Jim Mattis and Mark T Esper  A child holds a...

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Now More than Ever: Francisco “Frank” Rivera Shares His Story
  • September 8, 2021
  • Interviews

September 11, 2001 changed things for Francisco Rivera How he understood himself changed How he understood his commitment to his...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, MISSION BBQ Founder & CEO Bill Kraus
  • June 3, 2021
  • Press Release

Washington, DC -- The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated non-profit tasked...

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After 20 Years, Global War on Terrorism Veterans Deserve a Memorial for Their Fallen
  • May 31, 2021
  • Uncategorized

Each Memorial Day, thousands of active duty service members and military veterans make a pilgrimage from cities and towns all...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes Navy Veteran & Military Family Advocate Ashish Vazirani to its Board of Advisors
  • April 15, 2021
  • Press Release

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization congressionally designated to oversee the planning,...

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Senators Ernst, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall
  • March 5, 2021
  • Press Release

Today, The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation celebrated a milestone in the effort to establish a GWOT Memorial...

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Legislation Introduced to Secure Location for Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall
  • February 18, 2021
  • Press Release

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation today heralded a significant step toward establishing a GWOT Memorial on...

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GWOT Veterans Are Still Fighting; It’s Time to Give Them a Real Place to Rest
  • January 21, 2021
  • Press Release

In the wake of the Capitol riots that saw one of the world’s most recognizable symbols of stability and democracy shattered and...

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10 Questions with Marina Jackman, GWOT Memorial Foundation’s New President & CEO
  • December 8, 2020
  • Press Release

Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation’s newly announced President and CEO Marina Jackman has three great...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, GWOT Veteran and Entrepreneur Cecilia Deyo
  • December 2, 2020
  • Press Release

Washington, DC -- The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOT Memorial Foundation), the congressionally-designated...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Members to Its Board of Advisors
  • December 2, 2020
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Washington, DC  -- The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOT Memorial Foundation), the congressionally-designated...

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A Salute to Service: Gregory Doss
  • November 13, 2020
  • Press Release Interviews

Gregory Doss is a United States Air Force Veteran who served from June 2001 to June 2007 and separated honorably as a Staff...

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A Salute to Service: Brenden Jackman
  • November 13, 2020
  • Press Release

In October 2001, just a month and a half after the September 11 attacks and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, Brenden...

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Calling All Veterans: A Salute to Service Across Generations & Conflicts
  • October 21, 2020
  • Press Release

To our supporters --  This Veterans Day, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation is celebrating the ways in which the...

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On Anniversary of September 11 Attacks,Senators Ernst, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial on National Mall
  • September 11, 2020
  • Press Release

Washington, DC -- US Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced legislation in the US Senate that would...

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GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MARINA JACKMAN AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  • August 31, 2020
  • Press Release

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOT Memorial Foundation), the congressionally-designated non-profit foundation...

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GWOT Ambassadors Jane Horton, Joe Kent: Congress, it’s time for a lasting memorial to the Global War on Terror
  • May 26, 2020
  • Press Release

By Jane Horton Link to Main Article on Fox News Site This Memorial Day as we honor all of the men and women who have given...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Announces Support From Military and Veterans Service Organizations
  • March 11, 2020
  • Uncategorized

Military and veterans groups rally in support of legislation to authorize construction of a memorial on the National...

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Global War on Terror Memorial crosses major hurdle
  • December 13, 2019
  • Press Release

Main article by Mike Richman on blogsvagov For more than four years, Michael Rodriguez has been helping lead a bid to establish...

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If Congress acts, we may soon have a Global War on Terror Memorial on the National Mall
  • December 4, 2019
  • Press Release

Originally printed in The Dallas Morning News on November 18, 2019 If Congress acts, we may soon have a Global War on Terror...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial is planned for the National Mall
  • November 27, 2019
  • Press Release

Originally printed in Stars and Stripes on November 12, 2019 Two House lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to propose three...

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In Case You Missed It… The GWOT Memorial Foundation Team Spoke With The American Conservative
  • August 15, 2019
  • Uncategorized

https://wwwtheamericanconservativecom/articles/push-for-a-memorial-splits-veterans-of-the-war-on-terror/ Originally printed in...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes Two New Team Members
  • July 10, 2019
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, July 10, 2019 – Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF), the congressionally-designated non-profit...

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Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Welcomes Governor Susana Martinez
  • June 5, 2019
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2019 – The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF), the congressionally-designated...

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Proposed Global War on Terror Memorial gets Fort Bragg input
  • March 4, 2019
  • Press Release

(Tribune News Service) — A nonprofit organization that received congressional approval to build a Global War on Terror Memorial...

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Distinguished Military and Business Leaders Join Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation Coalition
  • February 26, 2019
  • Updates

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2019 – The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated...

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Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation Hosting Historic Roundtable Event with Service Members, Families at Fort Bragg
  • January 29, 2019
  • Updates

FORT BRAGG, NC, January 29, 2019 – The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated...

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It’s Been 17 Years, and the Time for a National GWOT Memorial is Now.
  • January 27, 2019
  • Press Release

By: Michael “Rod” Rodriguez Seventeen years have passed since the terrorist attacks on Sept 11th, which was the catalyst for...

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How Should We Memorialize Those Lost in the War on Terror?
  • January 15, 2019
  • Press Release

Americans have erected countless monuments to wars gone by But how do we pay tribute to the fallen in a conflict that might never...

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Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation Enlists Winstanley Architects & Planners
  • September 19, 2018
  • Updates

DC-based architecture and planning firm will manage the process of realizing a national memorial recognizing the country’s...

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One lasting impact of 9/11: America’s longest war
  • September 11, 2018
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON - — Seventeen years later, the war on terror rages on For former Special Forces Green Beret Michael Rodriguez, who...

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In Depth: Foundation Reflects ahead of 9/11 Anniversary
  • September 10, 2018
  • Press Release

Tomorrow marks 17 years since the September 11th attacks As we reflect and remember those who died, one organization is working...

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Why this ongoing war needs a memorial
  • September 7, 2018
  • Press Release

Seventeen years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which was the catalyst for the Global War on Terror (GWOT) Most...

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President George W. Bush Takes on New Role as the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation’s Honorary Chairman
  • August 13, 2018
  • Uncategorized

The non-profit foundation welcomes new board members, staff, advisors, ambassadors and architectural partner with expertise in...

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The Mall needs a memorial for the war on terrorism
  • July 31, 2018
  • Press Release

George W Casey Jr, a retired general, was chief of staff of the Army from 2007 to 2011 and the commander of coalition forces in...

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A wave of war memorials is coming to D.C. Are we all at peace with that?
  • July 31, 2018
  • Press Release

Twenty-seven years after his war ended, and seven years after his crusade to memorialize it began, Scott Stump stood before a...

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Memorial Day 2018
  • May 28, 2018
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Three Memorial Day Conversation Starters from the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • May 22, 2018
  • Updates

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2018 – The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated...

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Michael R. Rodriguez Named Director of Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • April 9, 2018
  • Updates

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2018 – Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF), the congressionally-designated non-profit...

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Trump signs off on Global War on Terror memorial
  • August 21, 2017
  • Press Release

21 AUG 2017 By Dianna Cahn More than 15 years into the Global War on Terrorism, the US president signed a bill approving the...

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War on Terrorism Memorial will honor veterans of America’s longest conflict
  • August 20, 2017
  • Opinion

20 AUG 2017 By Ryan Manion and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick For a generation of Americans and military members, the Global War...

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Trump Approves Global War On Terrorism Memorial in DC
  • August 20, 2017
  • Press Release

20 AUG 2017 By Richard Sisk President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday night authorizing the construction of a privately...

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BREAKING NEWS: Historic Global War on Terrorism Memorial Bill Gets White House Signature
  • August 18, 2017
  • Updates

WASHINGTON, DC  –  The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF) is proud to announce the Global War on Terrorism...

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Senate approves Global War on Terrorism memorial in DC
  • August 4, 2017
  • Press Release

4 AUG 2017 By Dianna Cahn The Senate on Thursday cleared the way for a Global War on Terrorism memorial in Washington –...

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Group seeks $50M for national Global War on Terror Memorial
  • August 4, 2017
  • Press Release

4 AUG 2017 By Angela Lingg Chad Longell, one of the founders of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, regularly...

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Veterans of Global War on Terrorism are getting a memorial
  • August 4, 2017
  • Press Release

4 AUG 2017 By Matt Saintsing Just before breaking for its August recess, the Senate Thursday night voted unanimously to advance...

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Congress approves plans to build a Global War on Terror memorial
  • August 4, 2017
  • Press Release

4 AUG 2017 By Leo Shane III Lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to the idea of a Global War on Terror memorial, clearing...

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The Global War On Terror Will Finally Get Its Own Monument In DC
  • August 4, 2017
  • Press Release

4 AUG 2017 By Jared Keller For the legislation’s sponsors in Congress, the whole purpose of the bill is not just to...

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BREAKING: Congress Clears Path for Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • August 3, 2017
  • Celebrations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017   Congress Clears Path for Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington,...

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A bill to build a GWOT memorial is on its way to the Senate
  • July 31, 2017
  • Interviews

31 July 2017 By Matt Saintsing Currently, veterans of the Global War on Terror do not have a memorial honoring their service, and...

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In their own words: Vets in Congress push for GWOT memorial
  • July 31, 2017
  • Press Release

31 July 2017 By Leo Shane III Before the House last Friday unanimously passed legislation to start the process of building a...

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Will Our War on Terror Vets See a Memorial Built in Their Lifetime? Yes, If This Vet Gets His Way
  • July 29, 2017
  • Interviews

29 July 2017 By Benny Johnson It took 50 years for our nation to build a memorial to the Greatest Generation In that time,...

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PRESS RELEASE: House Passes Historic, Bipartisan Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act
  • July 28, 2017
  • Updates

28 July 2017   House Passes Historic, Bipartisan Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act HR 873 exempts memorial from 1986...

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FRONT PAGE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE: How do you memorialize fallen in a war without end?
  • July 23, 2017
  • Interviews

July 23, 2017 By Astead W Herndon The National Mall is chock-full of monuments to America’s war dead: the fountains and pools...

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WASHINGTON POST: The Mall needs a memorial for the war on terrorism
  • July 21, 2017
  • Opinion

21 JULY 2017 By George W Casey Jr George W Casey Jr, a retired general, was chief of staff of the Army from 2007 to 2011 and...

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The Campaign To Build A Memorial For The War On Terror Is Gaining Ground In DC
  • July 20, 2017
  • Interviews

20 July 2017 By Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Brennan, who flew Black Hawk helicopters over Afghanistan as an Army...

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SACRAMENTO BEE: They enlisted, fought and died after 9/11. They should be honored.
  • July 17, 2017
  • Opinion

17 July 2017 By Foon Rhee, editor at The Sacramento Bee Katharine Tripp doesn’t come from a military family, but after...

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Op-Ed: Honoring Our Fallen With the Global War on Terror Memorial Act
  • June 29, 2017
  • Opinion

29 JUNE 2017 By Capt Jon Batt, US Army "My first experience with losing a brother-in-arms came in October of 2007, just months...

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FOX NEWS: Interior Secretary Zinke Supports GWOTMF
  • May 29, 2017
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Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, along with our founder Andrew J Brennan, spoke with Fox 5 News over Memorial Day weekend...

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FOX NEWS: Group pushes for creation of war on terror memorial
  • May 29, 2017
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29 May 2017 Executive director Andrew J Brennan sat down with Fox News to discuss the importance of our nation's war memorials...

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The Atlantic: The Challenge of Memorializing America’s Wars
  • May 29, 2017
  • Opinion

By Dr James E Wright   "Each Memorial Day, tourists descend on the nation’s capital to visit memorials and monuments...

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Stars & Stripes: Senator introduces bill to build ‘war on terror’ memorial
  • April 26, 2017
  • Press Release

04 APR 2017 By ELIZABETH MEYER | The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa (Tribune News Service) US Sen Joni Ernst introduced a bill...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ernst, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • April 25, 2017
  • Updates

25 APR 2017 Office of Senator Joni Ernst WASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, and Joe...

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Building a war monument isn’t easy
  • April 2, 2017
  • Interviews

02 April 2017 Andrew Brennan, a young former Army pilot, got the idea while surrounded by bikers The Rolling Thunder motorcycle...

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KPBS: Advocates Push For National Memorial For Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
  • March 29, 2017
  • Interviews

29 March 2017 The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the longest ever fought by the US Although major ground combat is over in a...

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Some Veterans Want A Memorial For War That Isn’t Over Yet
  • March 29, 2017
  • Press Release

29 March 2017 The global war on terror is, by all measures, ongoing, but some veterans and lawmakers say the US shouldn’t...

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FRONT PAGE: Too soon? Vets want national monument for Iraq, Afghanistan wars
  • March 28, 2017
  • Interviews

28 March 2017 How do you build a monument honoring those who fought in a war that’s still going on That’s the problem...

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Military Times: Advocates push to start work on Global War on Terror memorial
  • March 28, 2017
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — Advocates for a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial want to see a site established before this...

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Stars & Stripes: Advocates say the time is right for a War on Terror memorial
  • March 28, 2017
  • Press Release

28 March 2017 WASHINGTON – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has long been the inspiration for Andrew Brennan to establish a...

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PRESS RELEASE: GWOTMF Announces H.R. 873 Alongside VSOs and Congressmen Gallagher, Moulton
  • March 28, 2017
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Iraq War Veterans, Reps Mike Gallagher & Seth Moulton Introduce Bipartisan Bill for National War on Terror Memorial HR 873...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: GWOTMF Joins Iraq War Veterans, Reps. Mike Gallagher & Seth Moulton to Introduce Bipartisan Bill for National War on Terror Memorial
  • March 27, 2017
  • Updates

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: House Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Global War on Terrorism Memorial...

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As war against terror continues, vets seek National Mall memorial
  • November 11, 2016
  • Interviews

By Kristi King 11 NOV 2016 On this Veterans Day, tens of thousands of American war casualties don’t have a memorial honoring...

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America Needs a War on Terror Veterans Memorial
  • November 11, 2016
  • Opinion

By Jan Scruggs 11 NOV 2016 Fifteen years ago, I heard the explosion and saw smoke billowing from the Pentagon This was the...

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When should we build a national monument to the Global War on Terror?
  • November 11, 2016
  • Interviews

By Patrick Sisson 11 NOV 2016 A tourist exploring the National Mall in Washington, DC, will encounter monuments commemorating...

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GWOTMF Participates in Pittsburgh Penguins Military Appreciation Event
  • November 9, 2016
  • Press Release

Media Release 09 NOV 2016 The Pittsburgh Penguins will honor military heroes on Thursday, November 10 at PPG Paints Arena,...

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G.I. Jobs: Honoring You
  • September 27, 2016
  • Interviews

It took almost 60 years for America to honor the 16 million Americans who served in World War II with a national memorial in...

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Katz MBA Student Leads Drive for Global War on Terror Memorial
  • September 19, 2016
  • Interviews

By LaMont Jones, Jr 19 SEP 2016 Andrew Brennan, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is on something of a crusade An MBA...

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Iraq war veterans’ bill would pave way for national Global War on Terror Memorial
  • September 12, 2016
  • Celebrations

By Corey Dickstein 12 SEP 2016 Legislation introduced Monday evening by two congressmen could pave the way for a national...

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It’s time for a national memorial for the Global War on Terror
  • September 9, 2016
  • Opinion

By Andrew J Brennan  09 SEP 2016 (Special to Military Times) For the first time, outside of my close circle of friends, I told...

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Veteran Pushing For Global War On Terror Memorial
  • September 9, 2016
  • Interviews

By Andy Sheehan 09 SEP 2016 As a captain in the Army, Andrew Brennan flew Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan; but back...

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Fox & Friends Weekend With Tucker Carlson
  • September 3, 2016
  • Interviews

US Army Cpt Andrew Brennan (Ret) appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" to explain why he's fighting for the creation of The...

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Top of Mind With Julie Rose
  • August 22, 2016
  • Interviews

22 AUG 2016 The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now America’s longest active conflict – nearing 15 years of deployments,...

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We Are The Mighty
  • August 22, 2016
  • Press Release

By Blake Stilwell 22 AUG 2016 He wondered where 3 million veterans who lost family and friends in the Global War on Terror would...

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A Global War On Terror Memorial Won’t Be Built Unless We Take Action Now
  • August 11, 2016
  • Press Release

BY Adam Linehan    11 AUG 2016 Still, their influence alone won’t be enough to overturn a statute written in 1986 that...

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Washington Post
  • August 10, 2016
  • Press Release

Scruggs was impressed, and started serving as Brennan’s mentor He advised the younger vet to start seeking higher-ranking names...

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@GWOTMF featured on Great Day Washington WUSA 9
  • July 28, 2016
  • Interviews

Executive Director Andrew Brennan and Legislative Liaison George Chewning are interviewed by WUSA 9's Chris Leary and Markette...

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Oh my — did someone forget to say ‘thank you for your service?’
  • July 15, 2016
  • Opinion

thehillcom - Jan C Scruggs The Defense Secretary is sending another 500 troops to battle ISIS and, I suppose, other assorted...

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Vets Look to Create Memorial for Global War on Terror
  • July 12, 2016
  • Press Release

By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity The Vietnam Wall and the massive granite columns of the World War II Memorial...

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For Veterans of War on Terror, a fight for Memorial, recognition
  • July 8, 2016
  • Uncategorized

By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Seven thousand US troops have died fighting terrorism, but...

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Local Vet Spearheading Effort To Get Memorial For Veterans Of War On Terror
  • November 19, 2015
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By Andy Sheehan The country has honored its veterans in Washington DC with memorials to those who served in World War II, Korea...

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Vietnam vet pushes for national memorial for 9/11 veterans
  • November 19, 2015
  • Uncategorized

By JULIE WATSON Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire...

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Memorial for Afghanistan, Iraq troops gets more support
  • November 19, 2015
  • Uncategorized

They want to give veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan a place where they can reflect on war’s wounds — seen and unseen...

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Call to action: Iraq, Afghanistan veterans deserve a national memorial
  • November 17, 2015
  • Press Release

By Jan C Scruggs, Special to Military Times While casualties in America’s war on terror have slowed significantly, the recent...

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