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Some Veterans Want A Memorial For War That Isn’t Over Yet

29 March 2017

The global war on terror is, by all measures, ongoing, but some veterans and lawmakers say the U.S. shouldn’t wait to begin developing a Washington, D.C., memorial to honor the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two Marine Corps veterans turned congressmen have proposed legislation to authorize the design and construction of a Global War on Terrorism Memorial in the nation’s capital to commemorate the thousands of American service members who lost their lives in the last 16 years of conflict in the Middle East.

“I served in Iraq with some of the best Americans I know, and we owe this to all of them, to their families, and to the young men and women who continue put their lives on the line for us today,” Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who served four combat tours in Iraq as an infantry officer, said in a statement announcing the bill.

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