We humans love us some monuments. Mostly they are to help us remember certain things. War Memorials, Cemeteries, etc……we even have one for the veterans of the Cold war….
There is a move to establish a monument for the War on Terror….
The military campaign against international terrorism launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks may be far from over, but the fallen U.S. service members of the America’s Global War on Terror are already receiving a physical tribute to their sacrifice.
On Aug. 3, the Senate unanimously passed the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act, paving the way for the establishment of the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C. The legislation now heads to the White House to receive President Donald Trump’s signature.
DC is absolutely full of memorials….to wars….to people…..so it is the logical place to put one for the War on terrorism.
Most of the memorials are for people that are now dead or to wars that have been won or at least finished….I think it is a bit premature to build a memorial to a War that is still being fought with NO idea how it will wind up.
I am not saying I am against this memorial…just that right now may be a bit premature.
After writing this draft the president has signed into law the monument proposal…
President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, a move he documented by posting to his social media accounts a photo of the signing at Camp David while flanked by thirteen cabinet members and other staff.
The legislation clears the way for construction of a memorial to U.S. service members who have fought in the war on terror.
Time to go down for a nap…..us old farts need our naps….see you guys tomorrow with a bag full of stuff. chuq