VFW Pays Tribute to Gulf War Veterans

The 30th anniversary of the conflict’s cease fire is April 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three decades later, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) continues to pay tribute to the nearly 700,000 military men and women who served in the Gulf War.

Marines in tanks during the liberation of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm
U.S. Marines roll into Kuwait International Airport in light armored vehicles after the retreat of Iraqi forces from Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. The land war lasted only 100 hours, but resulted in the liberation of Kuwait. Department of Defense photo.
April 11 marks the 30th anniversary of the cease fire signed between the coalition and the Iraqi government, and we recognize and thank the veterans who fought and selflessly sacrificed to liberate the nation of Kuwait from invading forces.

American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen served in the Gulf War, ensuring one of the swiftest, most decisive victories in U.S. history. However, the price paid for such a victory is often forgotten. We must never forget the cost of 374 dead, 467 wounded, and the two servicemen whose remains have yet to come home.

On behalf of a grateful nation, the VFW commemorates this momentous event for our country and for liberty.

We honor all Gulf War veterans – men and women who dedicated themselves to accomplishing their mission and protecting freedom half way around the world. Let us all honor their service and sacrifice today and forever more.