Statement of purpose

It has been well-established that there is a continued societal need and desire to honor the sacrifices of our nearly 6900 U.S. service members lost in combat since 2001. This desire provided impetus for the creation of A Touching Tribute: The Long War Memorial. However, listing the names of our fallen military did not seem enough to adequately depict the larger picture of what those sacrifices actually represent.
Each casualty should not be considered as the first loss, the second, the next or the last.Each casualty was a son, a daughter, a brother or sister, a wife, a husband, the father of three or the mother of one. Each face of our fallen has been etched into the memory of someone who loved them. Therefore, through The Long War Memorial, the names of our fallen are paired with photographs of the person behind the sacrifice. In addition, the creators of The Long War Memorial recognize the ongoing difficulties that surviving U.S. military service members, from all eras and all branches, continue to face.
The wounds of war stretch far, encompassing the lives of thousands of veterans who face physical, mental, and/or emotional struggles on a daily basis. In order to continue to serve these veterans, we must look toward meaningful ways to engage them and encourage them to rediscover their strengths and value.


A Touching Tribute: The Long War memorial has been featured in many galleries across the country.

Currently on exhibit:
Trickster Art Gallery
Native & Cultural Fine Arts
190 S. Roselle Rd Schaumburg, IL, 60193
Previously shown:
Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago
The Barracks of Muskogee
Jess Brown Medical Center
Healing Art Center

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A Touching Tribute: The Long War Memorial is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax deductible.

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Project Goals  

To perpetuate the memory of post 9/11 members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives for our country by constructing:

  1. A Touching Tribute : The Long War Memorial
  2. A network of artists, practitioners, and programs, to inspire hope and safety in dealing with PTSD and other barriers related to military service.


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