Breen Moves Resolution Honoring Veterans For Service



         The resolution, HR 75 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HR&DocNum=75&GAID=13&SessionID=88&LegID=84712), 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 (http://www.nationaldesertstormwarmemorial.org/) is expected to create a permanent installation of honor to remember the sacrifices made by the personnel stationed in the war zone.