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Park Service asks for input on design of Desert Storm veterans memorial

The conceptual design for the Operation Desert Storm memorial takes the shape of a “left hook” military maneuver which was successful for U.S. forces during Desert Storm. (Courtesy CSO Architects)

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is asking the public for thoughts on what the National Desert Storm War Memorial should look like.

The memorial, which was approved by Congress and President Trump in March 2017, is scheduled to be built by 2021. You can weigh in on design concepts through April 13.

The memorial will honor the 500,000 members of the armed forces who served supporting Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.

You can read more about the memorial on the National Desert Storm War Memorial’s website.

The location of the memorial is still being discussed, but concepts have been prepared for three locations:

  • The terminus of Constitution Avenue near 23rd Street Northwest
  • The historic Constitution Avenue Belvedere, near Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Northwest
  • Walt Whitman Park on E Street Northwest

Comments will guide the design and will also be incorporated into the environmental assessment of each site before any action is taken, park service spokesman Mike Litterst said in a statement.

A public meeting to discuss the memorial’s design and to answer questions is set for 6—8 p.m. March 27 at 2020 K St. NW. Comment forms will be available at that meeting.

You can also comment on the project on the National Park Service’s website.


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