Designed based on the feedback of hundreds of Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans, the National Desert Storm War Memorial will provide a meaningful and deeply moving sequential experience for visitors. Educating visitors on the events of the war, the memorial will also serve to showcase the united multi-nation coalition; memorialize the names of the more than 300 American men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice; and leave visitors with an enduring memory of the historical significance and moral accomplishments of the war.
As the first veterans service organization to pledge its support, the VFW is proud to help honor the more than 600,000 Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans through the building of the National Desert Storm War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Our donation of $100,000, the first payment toward our financial pledge of $500,000 to the National desert Storm War Memorial Association, helps put the memorial's budgetary goals and 2018 construction completion date within reach. But, we can't do it alone.