The Senate has approved a special waiver that will allow a monument for the post-9/11 war on terror to be built. Following action by the House in July, the waiver paves the way for construction of what’s being called the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial (GWOT Memorial). The Commemorative Works Act requires Congress 'to wait 10 years after the official end of a military conflict before considering a memorial in the nation’s capital.' With the war on terror far from over, that presented a problem. The waiver ensures that the first generation of warriors who fought the GWOT will be able to appreciate the memorial. For more information, visit the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation website.