It has been thirteen years since former president George W. Bush sat in the Oval Office and announced  the invasion and large-scale bombing of Iraq to “free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” That war and occupation would go on to take the lives of over one million Iraqi people, according to  some estimates, and leave behind decimated infrastructure , environmental poison , asectarian  political …
The feb 14 edition of warrior connection was a discussion with scott stump- project director- about the national desert storm war memorial.
The National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial
The design illustrations shown on this website for the National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial are the result of a 20-month collaborative effort between the National Desert Storm War Memorial Board of Directors (NDSWMBD), numerous veterans of the war, CSO Architects, Inc., Context Landscape Architecture, and other citizen contributors who were affected by the war. During the process, the NDSWMBD and the Design Team (CSO & Context) sought a great deal of input from many stakeholders and from many veterans of the war. After months of research, surveys, contemplation and Board review sessions, the design team incorporated the Board’s and veterans’ heartfelt thoughts and suggestions directly into the memorial’s design in an effort to create a fitting, meaningful and memorable memorial experience for visitors and for those most affected by the war.