The Long War Memorial

Mission
To perpetuate the memory of fallen members of the United States Armed Forces during the post 9/11 combined wars, through a commemoration of their sacrifices and their lives.

The Long War Memorial

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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. Therefore, the ideological concepts of Logotherapy and Art Therapy, and their combined value to the welfare of U.S. veterans, also form the foundational concept behind the design of The Long War Memorial. Through participation in the creation of this major contribution to a society, veteran participants will benefit from the therapeutic value of artistic expression, as well as the increasingly explored concept of applying Logotherapy for the continued healing of combat-wounded and injured veterans.
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