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Gulf War Memorial Will be Constructed Near Vietnam Wall in DC

Gulf War Memorial Will be Constructed Near Vietnam Wall in DC
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. at the National Mall. There soon will be an additon to the National Mall that will be called the National Desert Storm War Memorial. (Getty Images)

 

By    |   Friday, 22 June 2018 03:42 PM

Washington, D.C. will soon have memorial erected to remember the Gulf War.

Called the National Desert Storm War Memorial, the monument will be located near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street NW.

According to Military Times, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the 146-acre site in a Thursday ruling.

"It's in close proximity to the National Mall and the other memorials and commemorative works to where a person could actually access it, could walk to it, easily," Desert Storm Marine veteran Scott Stump, who is leading the project, told the Times.

The memorial will be in a cluster of similar ones, including the National World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

When the project began three years ago, Stump had more than 100 potential sites.

"It's been exhaustive," he told the Times. "The average person has no idea the level of work, time, wear and tear that is involved. It's just a grueling process that we've endured."

Four hundred U.S. military personnel died during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from 1990-1991. The memorial is expected to cost $25 million and could be finished as soon as 2021.

According to Stars and Stripes, Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., told the Fine Arts Commission, "These men and women who went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm put their lives on the line for this country, and they deserve to be placed next to my brothers and sisters who are on that wall in Vietnam, in World War II, and Korea, where I served."

According to the memorial's website, it will feature a curved design with a Kuwaiti limestone wall.

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