4 AUG 2017
By Dianna Cahn
The Senate on Thursday cleared the way for a Global War on Terrorism memorial in Washington – unanimously passing the first bill in recent history approving a national war memorial before the fighting is over.
For those who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the memorial will be a place to honor their dead and wounded – even as those numbers continue to climb.
The unanimous Senate vote threw into stark relief the deaths this week of two American soldiers in a suicide attack in Afghanistan and the wounding of half a dozen more in that bombing and another that followed Thursday.