GWOT Memorial: An Idea Who's Time Has Come

Posted March 30, 2017 by Bill Rausch

As a partner of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation and an Army veteran who served for 17 months in Iraq, earlier this week I had the privilege of representing Got Your 6 at the press conference announcing the introduction of legislation that would allow for the establishment of the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The bipartisan Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, also known as H.R. 873, is co-sponsored by fellow veterans Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Seth Moulton (D-MA), both of whom took time to join us and our veteran partners to build support for the legislation.

I believe the GWOT Memorial will serve as a powerful tool to help bridge the ever widening civilian-military divide. It will provide opportunities for the public to connect and learn about the service of veterans and provide a shared space to help empower all generations of veterans, especially those who have served post-9/11 — things we believe are critically important at Got Your 6.

Appropriately honoring the sacrifice of fellow veterans will continue to reassure future generations of warriors that our great nation will always have their “six” once they return home.

We thank our partners at the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation for leading on this important issue, as well as Congressmen Moulton and Gallagher for their leadership. We are proud to be trusted partners and look forward to taking a “one team, one fight” approach to create this memorial.

You can do your part by urging your members of Congress to support this important legislation. Voice your support for H.R. 873 here: bit.ly/2nFIN2v

Bill Rausch is an Iraq War veteran and the Executive Director of Got Your 6.