Gulf War memo­rial’s plan stud­ied in D.C.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - WASHINGTON - FRANK E. LOCKWOOD

WASHINGTON — Mem­bers of the Na­tional Desert Storm War Memo­rial As­so­ci­a­tion ap­peared last week be­fore one of the gov­ern­ment agen­cies that must sign off on the project.

The de­sign’s back­ers want to build the memo­rial on land near 23rd Street and Constitution Av­enue, a short dis­tance from the Viet­nam War Memo­rial.

At Thurs­day’s meet­ing, mem­bers of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Plan­ning Com­mis­sion dis­cussed the mer­its of that site as well as an­other plot of land closer to Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery.

The com­mis­sion de­cided to re­quest fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to con­tinue study­ing both sites.

Also last week, the Na­tional Park Ser­vice held a hear­ing to ac­cept pub­lic com­ment on the mon­u­ment’s place­ment.

This week, as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers are to meet with mem­bers of the Com­mis­sion of Fine Arts, ac­cord­ing to the group’s pres­i­dent, Scott Stump of Way­nesville, N.C.

Mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion, which is in­cor­po­rated in Arkansas, won’t have to wait too much longer, Stump said.

“They’ve told us that we should have clar­i­fi­ca­tion, a de­fin­i­tive an­swer … by Septem­ber,” he said.

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