The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation now has a designated site and a designer for its national memorial in Washington, D.C., and its fundraising campaign is in full swing. Now the foundation is asking for the public’s help in designing “the most inclusive war memorial in American history.”
Foundation President/CEO Michael "Rod" Rodríguez stated to The American Legion, “We know that all who have served and sacrificed in this war, as well as their loved ones, have unique experiences they think the memorial should reflect. We want you and people in your networks to help us tell those stories.”
The “Help Design History” campaign will run for 22 days, Sept. 26 to Oct. 17 – one day for each year the GWOT has been fought. Sept. 26 also marks the anniversary of Operation JAWBREAKER, when Team Alpha from the CIA Special Activities Division became the first Americans deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.
This is the public’s chance to express what they think the memorial should look like, and the message it should send to fellow Americans and the world. The American Legion supports the memorial’s construction by resolution.