Memorials

Michael Rodriguez, left foreground, president of a group that wants to build a 'Global War on Terrorism' memorial, shows the proposed site to several supporters after a Nov. 2019 sunrise run on the National Mall.
Caitlin Kim / Colorado Public Radio

Normally, Congress waits at least ten years after a war ends to authorize a monument. But supporters say a proposed "Global War on Terrorism" memorial should be built now.
 

Air Force veteran Thom O'Shaughnessy opposes the renaming of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. 'You don't see the name of a corporation in front of Valley Forge or Gettysburg,' he said.
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

Similar debates have played out elsewhere, as sports stadiums that were originally built as memorials to veterans take on new corporate names.