The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington, D.C., is nearing final design approval, but requires nearly $20 million more in fundraising before the project can break ground.

Located at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, it is just north of the Lincoln Memorial and a short walk from the Vietnam Memorial.  The memorial will commemorate the Gulf War’s historical significance, as well as honor the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and coalition military personnel who served and helped liberate Kuwait.

The estimated cost to build the memorial is $40 million.  More than $9.2 million has been raised, with an additional $10 million pledge from Kuwait.

In 2017, The American Legion passed a resolution supporting the memorial’s construction.

To donate and learn more about the memorial’s history and design, go to the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association’s website,