Our Story

The GWOT Memorial Foundation started with a small group of like-minded veterans and spouses who came together to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military and all who supported them. In only a few short years of existence, the GWOT Memorial Foundation introduced a Bill that unanimously passed through the House and Senate approving a national war memorial to be built before the fighting was over. The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act became law in August of 2017 after receiving President Trump’s signature. The law exempts the Global War on Terrorism memorial from a 10-year waiting period by the Commemorative Works Act of 1986 and authorizes GWOTMF to oversee the fundraising, design, and construction of the memorial.