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HILLWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE $10,928
TO BUILD THE NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL

Washington, DC, November 11, 2017 – To celebrate Veterans Day, Hillwood Middle School in Fort Worth, TX, took on National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) Texas School Challenge! to raise funds to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, DC. On Veterans Day, Eckert and students presented a check for $10,928.55 to Bob Adams, vice president of the NDSWM Board of Directors....


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US COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS MEETS ON OCT. 19 TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF THE  MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, DC

The US Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, DC, will review recommendations presented by the National Park Service and the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association for two potential locations for the new National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, DC.  National Desert Storm War Memorial President Scott Stump is available for interviews prior to and after the meeting.

WHEN:            9:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 19, 2017

WHERE:         Suite 312, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2728

FOR MORE INFORMATION: US Commission of Fine Arts: https://www.cfa.gov/records-research/record-cfa-actions/2017/10/cfa-meeting


PILOT FLYING J DONATES $100,000 TO BUILD THE NEW DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC, July 26, 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), will receive $100,000 to help build a new monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC.


FORT WORTH AREA SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL

Washington, DC, June 7 2017 – The National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Washington, DC, has launched a pilot program, titled the NDSWM Texas School Challenge!, to raise money for the new National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) that will be built in Washington, D.C. in remembrance of the Desert Storm War, those who paid the ultimate price for their involvement, the war’s veterans and the liberation of the country of Kuwait...


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Scott Stump, president of the National Desert Storm War Memorial, is the featured speaker for the VFW State Convention in Grand Forks, ND on June 3

Washington, DC, June 2, 2017 - Stump will address all VWF and Auxiliary members on the progress to date to build a national memorial to honor the 650,000 service members who served and 383 military who died in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 2, 1990 to April 6, 1991...


THOUSANDS OF DESERT STORM VETERANS MARCH IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADES TO RAISE AWARENESS OF NEW WASHINGTON DC MEMORIAL

Washington, DC, May 28, 2017 – On Memorial Day, thousands of Desert Storm veterans will join parades around the country to salute fallen troops and veterans while raising awareness of a new memorial that will be built in their honor in Washington, DC. The largest group of veterans will be in the National Memorial Day Parade that begins at 2PM on Monday, May 29 on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The parade is produced by the American Veterans Center...


SALUTE THE TROOPS: GRAND OLE OPRY HONORS THE VETERANS OF DESERT STORM on may 23, 2017

Nashville, TNMay 9, 2017 - The show that made country music famous is scheduled to salute the veterans of Desert Storm with a red carpet parade and annual Salute the Troops Opry performance Tuesday, May 23. The public is invited to be a part of veterans’ red carpet arrivals outside the Opry House beginning at 5:45 p.m., and the evening’s Opry performance begins at 7:00 p.m. with performances scheduled from Trace Adkins, Terri Clark, Dailey & Vincent, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Young, and more, including the Opry return of the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band...


NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL REMEMBERS WW1

Washington, DC, April 26, 2017 – The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association remembers its forefathers service in "The Great War" World War I. We take this time to reflect and thank the service and sacrifice that began 100 years ago today of America's commitment to Europe's war.  @WW1CC #WW1CentennialKC


TRUMP SIGNS SJR1 APPROVING AREA I LOCATION for memorial

Washington, DC, April 1, 2017 – Veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm will soon have their own memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., thanks to legislation signed today by the President Trump...


KUWAIT LIBERATION DAY ON THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY

Washington, DC, February 24, 2017 - In this 26th year of Liberation, we join our friends in Kuwait in celebration and remembrance of freedom from tyranny. #KuwaitLiberationDay


NDSWM AWE-INSPIRED BY THE YOUNG PATRIOTS AT HILLWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

Washington, DC, February 17, 2017 – In Fort Worth, Texas, some students took on the challenge of gathering some monies for a worthy cause...


VII CORPS DESERT STORM VETERANS ASSOCIATION 26TH REUNION

Arlington, VA, February 4, 2017 – The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association (DSVA) recently announced that they will be holding their 26th Anniversary Memorial Reunion Weekend in Houston, Texas. The event will take place over the weekend of February 24 – 26, 2017...


SUPPORT BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL AND WIN A COMMEMORATIVE GOLD COIN

Washington, DC, January 28, 2017 – The National Desert Storm War Memorial is launching a 31-day Fundraising Campaign (Jan 28 - Feb 28) to coincide with 26th Anniversary of the Ceasefire of Operation Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait....



NDSWM CEO’S END OF 2016 LETTER

November 3, 2016

Dear Friends, Supporters, and Fellow Veterans,

As we quickly approach the final quarter during this 25th Anniversary year, I can't help but reflect on the enormous progress we have made...


The VFW Auxiliary honors the service and sacrifice of America’s Gulf War veterans with largest donation for the National Desert Storm War Memorial to date

Washington, DC, July 26, 2016 –Twenty-five years ago, more than 680,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed Forces since Vietnam. To memorialize and honor our nation’s veterans who served during the war, the VFW Auxiliary is making a donation in support of constructing a National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, DC. The donation is the largest financial commitment to the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association to date in the effort to raise an approximate $25 million to build the monument....


NDSWM AND GULF WAR VETERANS MARCHING IN THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Washington, DC, May 26, 2016 – This weekend over 500 Desert Storm Veterans, families and supporters will travel to Washington D.C. to march in the National Memorial Day Parade at 2:00 PM on Constitution Avenue hosted by the American Veterans Center to honor the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War. We hope you will join us or follow our weekend activities on our social media channels using the hashtag #DesertStorm25DC...


PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH JOINS NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION AS HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Washington, DC, Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Storm. This massive war effort, America’s first major military engagement since Vietnam, brought together 34 countries led by the United States and its commander-in-chief, President George H.W. Bush. In just 43 days, the U.S.-led coalition secured victory and liberated the Kuwaiti people—but the brevity of Desert Storm belies the permanence of the service and sacrifices made during the war...


NDSWM CEO's End of 2015 Letter

Washington, DC, December 2015 - It's VERY hard to believe that 2015 is rapidly coming to a close. We here at the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association have had a VERY busy and productive year since the bill authorizing the construction of the memorial was signed into law by President Obama last year on December 19th of 2014...


NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORAL T-SHIRTS FROM GO-TEEZ

Washington, DC, July 7, 2015 -- Go-Teez has signed on to produce the new National Desert Storm War Memorial t-shirts. T-shirts are available in limited runs with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to build the Memorial. For the newest designs, check them out at https://national-desert-storm-war-memorial.myshopify.com/...

 


CEO’S End of 2014 LETTER

Fellow Desert Storm Veterans, Families, & Supporters,

2014 has been a VERY trying, yet successful year for the NDSVWM effort and all interested parties! We have at last succeeded in getting both of our bills passed (HR503/S.995) in both the House of Representatives and the Senate on Friday evening December 12th. Being signed into law by the President is the ONLY remaining step left in this long and challenging legislative process which has lasted over three years...


National desert storm war memorial legislation passes through U.S. Congress

Washington, DC, December 15, 2014 – The U.S. Senate joins the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the legislation authorizing a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C...


END OF SUMMER UPDATE

Washington, DC, August 22, 2014 - Through your support the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association has made great progress these past few months...


MEMORIAL LEGISLATION MOVES TO FLOOR OF CONGRESS

Washington, DC, May 9, 2014 --  National Desert Storm & Desert Shield War Memorial Act (H.R. 503), has been reported by the Committee on Natural Resources... 


Congressional hearing on MEMORIAL is February 26, 2017

Washington, DC, February 21, 2014 -- National Desert Storm War Memorial Association has received notice that the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold a legislative hearing.... 


This VETERANS DAY 2013, PUSH FOR HR 503 CO-SPONSORS

Washington, DC, November 8, 2013 -- On this Veterans Day we’d like to ask our supports to encourage members of Congress who are military veterans to sign up to co-sponsor the legislation that authorizes the National Desert Storm War Memorial...  


FIRST PUBLIC MEMORIAL RENDERINGS Unveiled

Washington, DC, October 1, 2013 – The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association has unveiled the first set of renderings of the Memorial for Washington, DC...


Desert Storm Veterans March in 2013 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Washington, DC, April 11, 2013 – The American Veterans Center has extended an open invitation to all Desert Storm Veterans to participate in the nation’s biggest Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.


National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission to Meet on November 7

Washington, DC, November 2, 2012 – On Tuesday the 7th of November the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (NCMAC) will meet to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia...  


VETERAN’S CONSTITUENCY SURVEY for the
national desert storm war memorial

Washington, DC, April 28, 2012 – A consortium of patriots and Desert Storm War veterans has been assembled and has formed a Board of Directors with the singular and noble goal of designing, securing funding and building a fitting National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, D.C...