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Wounded Warrior Project Commends US House Approval of Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, Urges Swift Senate Passage

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2021) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the U.S. House passage of legislation that would authorize construction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial in the central “Reserve” area of the National Mall in Washington, DC.

“Post-9/11 veterans are patriots, and their heroism deserves to be recognized and memorialized,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “These brave men and women voluntarily stepped up to serve our country, the vulnerable, and each other.

“That’s why it’s so important to honor these service members and veterans with a solemn memorial in the central core of the National Mall, close to the memorials honoring veterans of World War II, and the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Future generations that visit our nation’s capital should have a place to learn about the service and to honor the sacrifice of those who fought the Global War on Terrorism.”

“I want to thank U.S. Reps. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) for their leadership on this issue in the House, and we urge the U.S. Senate to pass this legislation as soon as possible.”     

BACKGROUND: The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 23 passed H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The House-passed legislation included language from H.R. 1115, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, which would authorize the construction of the GWOT Memorial within the “Reserve” area of the National Mall.

Learn more about WWP's legislative priorities and how we work with our nation's leaders to improve the lives of wounded veterans and their families.

Contact: Ed Frank - Public Relations, efrank@woundedwarriorproject.org, 904.510.5504

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