Media Coverage

A selection of news stories about the Memorial.


Veterans Push for Desert Storm Memorial

Fox 5 DC - Live coverage Memorial Day 2018
May 28, 2018

Planned Desert Storm memorial faces typical DC quandary: location

Talk Media News, March 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — Supporters of a national memorial to honor those who served in the 1991 Operation Desert Storm are seeking public support both for the nascent memorial as well as where it should be located. A decision on location is ensnarled between dueling bureaucracies... 


American Service Dog Magazine
December 31, 2017

The goal of the National Desert Storm War Memorial is to create an educational, meaningful and deeply moving sequential experience for visitors...

Organizers Push for Visible Placement of Operation Desert Storm Memorial

WTOP, Washington, DC, November 25, 2017

As plans move forward to build the National Desert Storm memorial in D.C., those behind the project are pushing for one particular spot on the National Mall...

McGregor VFW – home of the brave

Aitkin Independent Age, Aitkin, MN, November 9, 2017

Its members have risked their lives to protect and defend our country and our freedom. Composed of an honorable and elite group, the McGregor VFW Post 2747, chartered in 1936, celebrated its 80th year in 2016... Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, the VFW became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation’s capital...

Ft. Worth Students Present $10K to Build National Desert Storm War Memorial on 11/10

My Dallas Mommy, Dallas, TX, November 8, 2017

Hillwood Middle School faculty and students in the Fort Worth area (and all 22 districts) took on the National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) Texas School Challenge to raise funds to help build the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, DC...


The Washington Sun, Washington, DC, July 27, 2017

Pilot Flying J  the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is helping commemorate veterans and loved ones of the Desert Storm War. The National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM), a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Washington, DC, will receive $100,000 to help build a new monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC...

DC’s Operation Desert Storm memorial receives $100K donation

WTOP, Washington, DC, July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – A D.C. memorial honoring those who fought in Operation Desert Storm is getting a boost in its fundraising efforts after a $100,000 donation from a company.

Pilot Flying J, a chain of truck stops in the United States and Canada, announced Wednesday that it donated $100,000 to help build the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

New Moose Market in Smyrna

Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times, Middletown, DE, July 19, 2017

Tracie and Paul Johnston are coordinating the Moose Market farmers market in Smyrna at the Moose Lodge. They are selling ceramics and concrete monuments representing each branch of the military and donating their profits to the National Desert Storm War Memorial. 

A Big Step Forward for an Operation Desert Storm Memorial

WTOP-TV, Washington, DC, June 24, 2017

More than 600,000 military men and women were a part of Operation Desert Storm, which began in January of 1991. Close to 400 of those who served never came home.

In the nation’s capital, plans continue for a $25 million memorial to honor those who fought in the conflict, which included the liberation of Kuwait....

Middletown Army veteran to march in D.C. Memorial Day parade

Frederick News Post, Frederick County, MD, May 27, 2017

The three stripes on Jason Harrington’s Army uniform denote the rank he held — sergeant — at the end of his first round of service in 2011.

For Harrington, the three lines also represent three U.S. soldiers who died during his deployment to Kuwait in 1991...

Sen. Donnelly on WNDU 16 Morning News

WNDU TV (NBC), South Bend, IN, May 26, 2017

Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., joined Tricia Sloma on 16 Morning News to discuss President Trump's recent budget proposal, as well as plans to build a memorial for Gulf War veterans in Washington, D.C...

Grand Ole Opry’s ‘Salute the Troops’ Show Has Personal Meaning for Country Stars

Sounds Like Nashville, Nashville, TN, May 25, 2017

The sun was beaming high above the Grand Ole Opry as many people packed the red carpet not just to see country stars like Trace Adkins and Terri Clark, but to give a spirited celebration for the numerous veterans of Desert Storm who were on hand for the annual Salute the Troops concert on Tuesday (May 23)...

The Grand Ole Opry rolled out the red carpet to honor our nation's veterans of Operation Desert Storm

WTVF Ch. 5, Nashville, TN, May 23, 2017

The Grand Ole Opry rolled out the red carpet to honor our nation's veterans of Operation Desert Storm. Tuesday's night of honor marked the Opry's annual Salute the Troops performance....

Senator details legislative progress

Batesville Herald Tribune (IN), May 14, 2017

I want to update you on some of the work I’ve been doing on behalf of Hoosiers and issues I’ve focused on in recent weeks.

Gulf War Memorial and National Vietnam War Veterans Day: Two bipartisan bills I introduced to recognize our veterans are now law. 

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El Paso Veteran Leading Fight to Build ‘Desert Storm War Memorial’

El Passo Herald Post, El Passo, TX, April, 29, 2017

The last time I was in Washington D.C., I took the time to visit the Vietnam War Memorial. I wanted to visit because members of my family and some close friends were in that war; I wanted to experience the memorial that honors those who lost their lives in the war.It was awe-inspiring, to say the least...

Desert Storm Memorial will get a place on the National Mall

Washington (DC) Business Journal, April 10, 2017

Plans for a monument to 1991 Gulf War veterans are coming into focus after Congress authorized a location for it on the National Mall....

 On March 15, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJ RES 1) to secure a location for a National Desert Storm War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. On March 17,  Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan signed the resolution. 

On March 15, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJ RES 1) to secure a location for a National Desert Storm War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. On March 17,  Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan signed the resolution. 

Desert Storm, A War Worth Fighting  - And Remembering

CNN, Washington, DC, February 28, 2017

Editorial by Scott C. Stump, a Desert Storm veteran, is president of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.


(CNN) As with previous generations of Americans who experienced the horrors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 or President Kennedy's assassination in 1963, many people over the age of 35 remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on the evening of January 16, 1991....

Memorial to honor fallen, educate future generations

Arab Times, February 24, 2017

Operation Desert Storm, the military operation by the US-led coalition, succeeded in expelling Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait in 1991. While the trauma of the Iraqi occupation and the Gulf War has been seared into the memory of Kuwait, Scott C. Stump, who served as an infantryman with I Marine Expeditionary Force during ODS, is working to ensure that the service and sacrifice of the many soldiers who fought in this war are not forgotten....

A Monumental Task: Honoring the Heroes of Desert Storm

ABC News via WORLD NEWS, May 28, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. House unanimously passed a bill that would create a national monument honoring around half a million Americans who served in operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Despite code names dramatic enough to inspire a video game, the first Gulf War is a relatively obscure conflict. Most people - if they think of it at all - remember Desert Storm as a brief, 100-hour struggle...


Indianapolis Star, July 26, 2011

Through the efforts of the people behind the National Desert Storm Memorial initiative, veterans of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield were honored during the opening ceremony of this year’s Brickyard 400 on July 31.