GOOD NEWS Afghanistan Vet Fights for 'Global War on Terror Memorial'
A former Black Hawk pilot who served in Afghanistan is on a mission to get a memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor and remember veterans from post-9/11 wars.
U.S. Army Cpt. Andrew Brennan (Ret.) appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" to explain why he's fighting for the creation of The Global War on Terror Memorial.
Brennan revealed that one of the stipulations of the Commemorative Works Act of 1986 was that there must be a ten-year period between the end of hostilities and the official commemoration of a war.
"That was written with a 1986 understanding of war. And that understanding nowadays has changed significantly, so we're pushing Congress right now to amend that law, so we that we can start work on building a global war on terror memorial," Brennan explained.
He said that he was inspired by the Vietnam Memorial and the powerful demonstrations celebrating it, such as the Rolling Thunder Run.
"I would love to see whatever we end up building have that kind of impact," Brennan said. "As the military and veteran community gets behind this, which is just starting to snowball right now ... we're going to make a big enough case to our lawmakers that we want to see this happen."
"Now is the time to start this, so that we can start that healing process that worked so well for the Vietnam generation."
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