Resolution to Honor Veterans of Desert Storm/Desert Shield

Newly-elected Representative Peter Breen moves resolution honoring veterans for service. The resolution, HR 75 (, recognizes and shows support for the future National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington. It designates February 28, 2015 as Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield Day in Illinois.

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm was the 1990-91 war that reestablished control over Kuwait from Saddam Hussain’s Iraq, which had conquered the oil-rich Persian Gulf state. The U.S. armed forces led an international coalition of tactical air, armor, naval, and Special Forces in a flanking movement around the Iraqi army to force it to retreat and regain control of Kuwait. The National Desert Storm War Memorial ( is expected to create a permanent installation of honor to remember the sacrifices made by the personnel stationed in the war zone.

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