The last year has seen dramatic success for the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association. Legislation passed Congress on a vote of 370-0 to authorize the memorial and was signed into law on Dec. 19. We have initiated the site selection process with the National Park Service. Working together, we will identify and secure the most suitable and appropriate location for our memorial.
This summer, my fellow board members and I – as well as an army of volunteers – have been hard at work traveling the country and sharing our story and our mission. We have presented in over 20 states so far!
But we have a long way to go. In order to keep this process flowing, we have a critical and immediate need to raise funds to pay for the engineering and environmental assessment phase. In order to get to the next level, it is imperative that we have a site identified and selected.
As we rapidly approach the 25th Anniversary of Operation Desert Shield & Storm this fall, I would ask that you all take a moment to reflect and remember the nearly 300 Americans and 100 Allied servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. They, and the hundreds of thousands of men and women who answered the call 25 years ago, deserve the recognition that the National Desert Storm War Memorial will give them.
Scott C. Stump
CEO, President & National Board of Directors