Funding needed for Washington's Desert Storm memorial

 The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal for the project.

August 03, 2015 |
National Desert Storm War Memorial

Renderings courtesy National Desert Storm War Memorial

Plans have been drawn up for a memorial for the nearly 400 service members who died during the Gulf War. Now, all the display needs is a location and, above all, funding.

According to the Military Times, construction cannot begin on the CSO Architects-designed memorial until fundraising is completed. The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal, and the project will not use federal funds.

While the monument will be in Washington D.C., an exact spot has not been determined yet. 

The memorial "has been designed as an elegantly curved, massive, Kuwaiti limestone wall, which both encloses and envelopes a sacred, somber, inner memorial space," according to its website.

Its objective is to educate visitors about the war, honor Americans who died in combat, and to reflect the environmental and battle conditions experienced by service members.

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