Sen Donnelly introduces legislation to create a National Desert Storm/Desert Shield Memorial in Washington DC
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved legislation introduced by Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) that would authorize the construction of a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.
The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act, S. 995, recognizes the 600,000 American troops who were deployed to Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield, while remembering the 293 who died in theater.
“The men and women who sacrificed their lives during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield deserve this fitting recognition that shows our appreciation for their service. This clears a major hurdle to making this memorial a reality. I’m pleased to join Senator Donnelly in this effort,” Boozman said.
“I am pleased that the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act is one step closer to becoming law. The men and women who fought in the first Gulf War, including more than 60,000 Hoosiers, deserve to have their bravery and sacrifices honored. I’m proud to join Senator Boozman in this bipartisan effort, and I look forward to the bill coming to the floor of the Senate,” Donnelly said.
The Boozman-Donnelly legislation would authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial on federal lands within the District of Columbia. Funds for construction of the memorial would be raised privately by the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association.
If you wish to contact your local Congressional Representatives to express your support on this Senate Bill (S995) and its accompanying House of Representative Resolution (HR503) , you may contact them by sending them a letter, calling their offices or e-mailing them. The following linked picture will take you to the contact page for our Indiana Delegates.
A link to the foundation raising funds for the memorial is here:
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