I retired on 1 Jan 2017 from the USAF after 30 years of service, having served multiple deployments to the Middle East and Central Asia to defend our Nation's interests against terrorism. This effort is noble, but incredibly premature. The U.S. and our Partners continue to fight terrorist actions globally. Memorializing an ongoing conflict is money and effort misdirected. Instead, lets put those funds toward veterans/service member mental health and suicide prevention, or other productive measures for those that have served with distinction but continue to suffer.