National Desert Storm War Memorial

National Desert Storm War Memorial The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is responsible for building the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and, in less than 24 hours, dominated nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. This brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. Recognizing Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Desert Shield, the deployment of American combat forces to Saudi Arabia, and issued a mandate to Hussein stating all Iraqi troops must be out of Kuwait by January 15, 1991. With Kuwait still occupied after the deadline passed, the United States led coalition forces in the liberation of Kuwait, a mission known as Operation Desert Storm. These operations—a major coalition victory—resulted in the removal of all Iraqi forces from Kuwait, imposition of sanctions against Iraq and a significantly weakened Iraqi Army. Of the roughly 600,000 American troops who were deployed in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 293 died in theater, of which 148 were killed in action. The United States currently lacks a national memorial dedicated to the valor and sacrifices made by those members of our Armed Forces who honorably fought in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. We have recruited the support of U.S. Senators, State Representatives, military commanders, veterans and their families, and other grateful American citizens for this initiative. At present, we are designing the memorial and identifying the ideal location for it. All of this work takes time and resources, and we are deeply thankful for the support we have received thus far. However, far greater support—financial contributions, in particular—is still necessary to bring this tribute to life.

25 Feb 1991."SCUD missile kills 28 U.S. and wounds 100 in Dhahran. Iraqis fire 2 Silkworm missiles at U.S.S. Missouri, w...
02/25/2020

25 Feb 1991.
"SCUD missile kills 28 U.S. and wounds 100 in Dhahran. Iraqis fire 2 Silkworm missiles at U.S.S. Missouri, without success."
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
Thank you for helping to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Our strong goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day 2021.
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🇰🇼🇺🇸The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association extends our best wishes to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the...
02/25/2020

🇰🇼🇺🇸The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association extends our best wishes to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and all of our Kuwaiti friends on this Kuwait National Day!
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24 Feb 1991."0400 Gulf time (8PM EST, 23 Feb), ground offensive starts. Bush says war has entered the final phase."Publi...
02/24/2020

24 Feb 1991.
"0400 Gulf time (8PM EST, 23 Feb), ground offensive starts. Bush says war has entered the final phase."
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
Thank you for helping to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Our strong goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day 2021.
www.ndswm.org

🇰🇼🇺🇸National Desert Storm War Memorial Association Receives $10 Million Pledge From Kuwait.  See the full press release ...
02/24/2020

🇰🇼🇺🇸National Desert Storm War Memorial Association Receives $10 Million Pledge From Kuwait.
See the full press release here: http://bit.ly/Feb24PressRelease
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Photo: The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait in Washington D.C., H.E. Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Scott Stump, CEO and President of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association.

23 Feb 1991."Iraq rejects U.S. ultimatum, and Bush authorizes Schwarzkopf to begin ground operations."Published by the S...
02/24/2020

23 Feb 1991.
"Iraq rejects U.S. ultimatum, and Bush authorizes Schwarzkopf to begin ground operations."
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
Thank you for helping to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Our strong goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day 2021.
www.ndswm.org

New milestone reached today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️We acknowledge 34,000 individual people following the National Desert Storm War Memor...
02/24/2020

New milestone reached today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
We acknowledge 34,000 individual people following the National Desert Storm War Memorial page!
Thank you for all you do to help advance the mission as we work to build the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
➡️www.ndswm.org
➡️www.ndswm.org/donate
✅A current Facebook Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/569858853867345/
✅Our online store: https://national-desert-storm-war-memorial.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage

The MarCent commander, LtGen Walter E. Boomer, was photographed on the evening of 24 February 1991.Operation Desert Stor...
02/24/2020

The MarCent commander, LtGen Walter E. Boomer, was photographed on the evening of 24 February 1991.
Operation Desert Storm.
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A US Marine Corps Operation Desert Storm veteran who struggled to find a place to live after a stroke received a new tin...
02/24/2020
Students build and donate tiny home to Desert Storm veteran

A US Marine Corps Operation Desert Storm veteran who struggled to find a place to live after a stroke received a new tiny home Friday, donated by high school students in Humble ISD who built the home themselves.
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On Friday an unexpected group of teenagers from Summer Creek High School presented a US Marine Corps veteran with a home they’d designed and built.

02/23/2020
National Desert Storm War Memorial

🎖 We are so proud of you - the Operation Desert Storm Veteran! We created these coins with you in mind as we begin the journey into the 30th Anniversary.
The 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Shield is Aug 2020.
Coins can be ordered here: https://national-desert-storm-war-memorial.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage
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All 30th Anniversary Coins are fully in stock!
Order now for immediate shipment.
30th of Desert Shield begins this summer!
Order here: https://national-desert-storm-war-memorial.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage

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22 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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21 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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02/21/2020

20 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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Today we were deeply honored to receive the formal Pennsylvania Senate Resolution No 291 from Senator Doug Mastriano whi...
02/20/2020

Today we were deeply honored to receive the formal Pennsylvania Senate Resolution No 291 from Senator Doug Mastriano which states,
"WHEREAS, Operation Desert Storm began on January 16, 1991, with a concerted air campaign to attrite the Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait; ..."
Read the full text of the PA Senate resolution here: http://bit.ly/SenateResolution291
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The law that authorizes us to build the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington D.C.National Dese...
02/20/2020

The law that authorizes us to build the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington D.C.
National Desert Storm War Memorial
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19 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/19/2020

19 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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Many businesses will tell you that they support veterans. Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas is walking the talk....
02/19/2020

Many businesses will tell you that they support veterans.
Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas is walking the talk.
Altstadt is committed to continuing to brew Capt Jack until the National Desert Storm War Memorial is completed! ✪✪✪✪✪
Don't drink beer? Altstadt has AMAZING food!
Thank you, Altstadt!
#brewhonor
#fredericksburgTX

18 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/18/2020

18 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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"Whereas the thoughts and prayers of the Congress and the country remain with the families of these soldiers;"See the 27...
02/18/2020

"Whereas the thoughts and prayers of the Congress and the country remain with the families of these soldiers;"
See the 27 Feb 2001 Congressional Resolution here:
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-107hconres39eh/pdf/BILLS-107hconres39eh.pdf
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An article in the Feb/March 1991 Louisiana Guardsman Newspaper. www.ndswm.org
02/18/2020

An article in the Feb/March 1991 Louisiana Guardsman Newspaper.
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17 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/17/2020

17 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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Thank you, WMAR-2 News Baltimore!  We are very excited to tell you that Capt Jack will soon be available in #Baltimore! ...
02/16/2020
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Thank you, WMAR-2 News Baltimore!
We are very excited to tell you that Capt Jack will soon be available in #Baltimore!
Details releasing soon!
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Inside Bold Republic Brewing in the small town of Belton, Texas, Adriane Hodges keeps a special beer on tap, at all times.

16 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/16/2020

16 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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"Our sorrow in this time of loss is tempered by the notion that, in God’s world, everything has a purpose and a meaning,...
02/16/2020

"Our sorrow in this time of loss is tempered by the notion that, in God’s world, everything has a purpose and a meaning, he said, struggling to keep from breaking down. God bless you, David. . . . We love you . . . and will all miss you very much."
James (David) Tatum was killed on 25 Feb 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Read about James here: https://etvma.org/veterans/james-d-tatum-12178/
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15 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/16/2020

15 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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Have you connected yet with the Capt Jack mission?  http://www.ndswm.org/captain-jack
02/14/2020

Have you connected yet with the Capt Jack mission?
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We ❤️ your heart for this mission.
Happy Valentine's Day!
#brewhonor

14 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/14/2020

14 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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Things we ❤️:  The support we have received from Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW through the years.   They came in strong a...
02/14/2020

Things we ❤️: The support we have received from Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW through the years. They came in strong and they came in early and we will never forget.
....and the multitude of individual VFW Posts across the nation; standing with us as we work to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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13 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/14/2020

13 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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"He described the Cold War as a "very dangerous, but very predictable time." The last gasp of that predictability and cl...
02/13/2020
Retired Gen. Dennis Reimer closes out six decades of service

"He described the Cold War as a "very dangerous, but very predictable time." The last gasp of that predictability and clearly-defined objectives came in Operation Desert Storm, the 1991 operation to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait, during which Reimer was a three-star general serving at the Pentagon."
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Retired Gen. Dennis Reimer, former chief of staff of the United States Army, capped off a career of more than six decades on Dec. 31, 2019, with his retirement from Army Emergency Relief.

12 Feb 1991.Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.www.ndswm.org
02/12/2020

12 Feb 1991.
Published by the Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College on 25 Mar 91.
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"Mastriano, a retired 30-year combat veteran, noted that citizens across the United States were “united in their support...
02/12/2020
Senate Adopts Mastriano Resolution Marking Desert Shield & Storm Anniversary

"Mastriano, a retired 30-year combat veteran, noted that citizens across the United States were “united in their support of military personnel,” including a “spontaneous movement for prayer and protection of our deployed troops.."
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A resolution introduced by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that marked the anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm recently received approval by the Pennsylvania Senate.

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02/12/2020
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🇺🇸 ALWAYS so much support coming out of the Lone Star State! Thank you, 25 News KXXV!! - #waco #texas #teamusa #brewhonor
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Nearly 30 years ago, the United States led an international military coalition during the first Gulf War. For the families of the nearly 300 American soldiers who died in the conflict, there’s never been a national memorial honoring their sacrifice. That’s about to change.

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02/12/2020
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The support we are receiving from across the USA is overwhelming! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you, KSBY! - #california #usa #teamusa
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The newest war memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

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02/12/2020
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We are honored for your support as you share about the National Desert Storm War Memorial!
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Nearly 30 years ago, the United States led an international military coalition during the first Gulf War. For the families of the nearly 300 American soldiers who died in the conflict, there’s never been a national memorial honoring their sacrifice. That’s about to change.

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The Liberation of Kuwait

In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor and controlled nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush recognized Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region and launched Operation Desert Shield. As the deployment of American combat forces in Saudi Arabia grew, President Bush issued a mandate to Hussein stating that all Iraqi troops must leave Kuwait by January 15, 1991. The deadline passed with Kuwait still occupied by Iraqi forces. On January 17, 1991, the United States led coalition forces in the liberation of Kuwait, a campaign known as Operation Desert Storm.

These operations resulted in several major coalition victories, the removal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, the imposition of international sanctions against Iraq and a significantly weakened Iraqi Army.

Roughly 600,000 American troops were deployed in support both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm; nearly 400 died.

The Memorial

Today, the United States lacks a national memorial dedicated to the courage and sacrifice of its Armed Forces who honorably fought in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association’s goal is for completion of the Memorial to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, in 2021.

Our efforts have received support from United States Presidents, United States Senators, United States Representatives, military commanders, veterans and their families, and other grateful American citizens.

Memorial Timeline

On May 28, 2014, the United States House of Representatives unanimously authorized construction of a Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial by a vote of 370-0.

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law S.995 authorizing a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington D.C.

On March 31, 2017, President Trump signed a bill into law authorizing a memorial to be built near the National Mall in Washington, D.C at an Area-1 location.

On June 21, 2018, the Commission of Fine Arts approved a site for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. The decision by the Commission of Fine Arts is the final step in the 3.5-year Site Selection process. The National Park Service and the National Capital Planning Commission recommended this same site earlier in 2018.

Location

The Memorial will fall within the shadow of both the Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, abutting the National Mall. The Memorial's site is at the southwest corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Financial Position

Our efforts require time and resources, and we are deeply grateful for the support we have received thus far. However, far greater support—financial contributions, in particular—is still necessary to bring this tribute to life.

The Memorial's estimated cost is $40 million. Current law stipulates that before groundbreaking can commence 110% of the projected budget must be raised. All efforts are backed exclusively by private sources. The law authorizing construction of the memorial prohibits the use of any federal funds to establish this commemorative work.

As of 31 Dec 2019, we have raised $9.0 million of our $40 million-dollar goal: $5.85 million relates to the memorial site award and $3.15 million has been donated by individuals, businesses, foreign governments, and Veteran Service Organizations.

Note: The 10% overage is included in the $40 million.

Conceptual Design Approved

The memorial received approval of the conceptual design of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial by the Commission of Fine Arts on November 21, 2019. We continue to move forward in the Design Phase and the Fundraising Phase.

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