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