The Time is now to build a GWOT National Memorial

Americans across the nation are memorializing the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day and thousands more injured. That fateful day also marks the day America entered the longest conflict the country has seen to date. Today, The Global War On Terror is still ongoing. 

Union Veterans Council Executive Direction Will Attig is a Combat Infantry Veteran that served with the Army during the Global War on Terror. He deployed several times with 1-26 Infantry Regiment the Blue Spaders. Now, Attig has been given the opportunity to serve again, this time as an Ambassador to the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation as a volunteer. 

The United States House and Senate have already passed a bill and created a law that will exempt the Global War on Terrorism Memorial from a 10-year waiting period enforced by the Commemorative Works Act of 1986 and authorizes GWOTMF to oversee fundraising, design, and construction of the memorial. As an Ambassador, Executive Director Attig will add resources that are vital to the foundation as they move the final pieces of legislation through Congress and work to raise the funds needed to build a memorial that represents this generation of warfighters.   

In addition to those killed on this fateful day in 2001, thousands of men and women have committed their lives to protecting our nation’s freedom. So many of our Union Veterans’ lives were shaped by the events that unfolded that day and for years to follow. The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation is working to build a memorial that all of its veterans will have the opportunity to see because we are fighting a war with no end in sight. 

The UVC is in full support of the GWOT Memorial Foundation and with the legislative support of Will Attig we are sure to make this historic memorial a reality so all Americans can reflect on the gravity of this conflict. We encourage all union veterans to learn more at and to help support this mission in any way they can.