Colorado rep planning sunrise run to possible sites for military memorial

Colorado rep planning sunrise run to possible sites for military memorial
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Colorado Democratic Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowGun control group rolls out House endorsements Bipartisan House bill seeks to improve pandemic preparedness Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE said he would lead a sunrise run Tuesday on the National Mall to raise awareness for a proposed military memorial in downtown Washington, D.C.

Last week, Crow and Rep. Mike GallagherMichael (Mike) John GallagherIs the 'endless frontier' at an end? GOP lawmakers plan measure to force Americans to divest from firms linked to Chinese military: report Rep. Banks launches bid for RSC chairman MORE (R-Wis.), who are both veterans, introduced the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, which authorizes three potential locations near the Mall's iconic Tidal Basin for the establishment of a memorial honoring service members of recent military operations.


The run will start next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pass through several other downtown sites, including Constitution Gardens, West Potomac Park and the JFK Hockey Fields before ending near the World War II Memorial, according to a press release.

“I learned in the Army one of the best ways to wake up is with a morning run. So, after introducing legislation with @RepGallagher to build a memorial to veterans of the Global War on Terror in Washington, we’re going on a sunrise run to the potential sites,” Crow tweeted Monday.

Crow and Gallagher will be joined by three other House lawmakers who have served in the military since the 9/11 attacks.

The introduction of the legislation comes after Congress approved language banning authorized war memorials on federal land until a decade after the conflict ends, the news outlet notes. Gallagher has since introduced a measure, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE has signed, that overrides this requirement.