A monument commemorating those who served in the first Gulf War could be built in the District of Columbia under pending legislation. At a time when Congress is considering eight more monuments (see story linked to below) and others are in the planning stages, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act (H.R. 5914), which would allow the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to raise private funds to build a memorial to honor those who served and died in the conflict. As is typical with memorial construction, no federal funds could be used to build it.
The bill has picked up no cosponsors and was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
In a prepared statement, Roe explained “having just observed Memorial Day, we commemorate and give thanks to the men and women who devoted their lives to defending our freedom. Every soldier who honorably served our nation should be recognized, and that is why I introduced the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act. This important legislation seeks to create a national memorial dedicated to the valor and sacrifices made by those members of our Armed Forces who honorably fought in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Their sacrifice should be remembered through this memorial.”
At http://roe.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=299006, you can find Roe's statement.
In the 1991war, coalition forces pushed the Iraqi Army out of Kuwait.