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 facing veterans behind the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, which on Tuesday announced legislation that could speed the process along. A group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans hopes to raise up to $35 million with the goal of putting a monument on the National Mall in Washington by 2024.
On Tuesday, two congressmen unveiled legislation that would help jump a major roadblock: Under current law, the process can’t be authorized until 10 years after war’s end.