Joni Ernst pushes for 'global war on terrorism' memorial on National Mall in defense bill

에른스트, WHO served in Kuwait and Iraq in 2003 아이오와 주 방위군과 함께, has been working to get a memorial built on the Mall since she sponsored the Senate version of The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act in 2020.

I was proud to help successfully secure my bipartisan effort to build a #GWOTMemorial on the National Mall in the #NDAA,” Ernst said in a Tuesday tweet. “Now is the time to honor those who fought and died in the Global War on Terrorism for their sacrifice. Let’s get it across the finish line.

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act was first introduced in November 2019 but stalled until this year, when President Biden ordered the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan before Sept. 1, ending the country’s longest war.

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담당자. Jason Crow, D-Colo, and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., passed the House version of the bill on Sept. 23. Gold Star family members are now calling on the Senate to pass its version of the bill in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane at a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, 아프가니스탄, 월요일에.

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane at a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, 아프가니스탄, 월요일에. (AP)

We call on the U.S. Senate to do their part so the memorial can be built in the central part of the Mall,” Wounded Warrior Project CEO Lt. Gen. (권리.) Mike Linnington said in a Nov. 5 성명서. “Future generations should be able to learn about the Global War on Terrorism and honor the sacrifices of those who served, fought, were injured or were killed in America’s longest war.

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But passing the bill is only the first step in building the memorial. Congress may face more hurdles in constructing such a memorial on the mall due to a 1986 법.

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6 월 23, Michael Caldwell of the Interior Department’s National Park Service 성명서를 발행하다 to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Sen. 스티브 데인즈, R-Mont., saying that while the department supports the construction of a memorial, 그렇습니다 “not support constructing it within the Reserve, 그들은 그를 구금하기 위해 무력을 사용할 수 없었기 때문에 가능한 용의자를 추적하지 않기로 결정했습니다.” does not support the Senate version of the bill.

Veterans pay respects to fallen comrades at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 할 수있다 31, 2021. (REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy)

Veterans pay respects to fallen comrades at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 할 수있다 31, 2021. (REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy)

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