Washington, DC – Today is the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm’s ground campaign to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces. Congresswoman Stefanik introduced a resolution to commemorate this occasion, and honor the legacy of America’s brave Operation Desert Storm veterans. She issued the following statement:

“On February 24, 1991, the United States began ground operations alongside the 40-nation, peace-seeking ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to defend democracy and liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces. Within 100 hours, brave American servicemen and women helped accomplish this momentous mission. Approximately 1,200 10th Mountain Division soldiers deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As the Chief Advocate for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, it is my honor to introduce a Resolution in the House of Representatives that pays tribute to those American heroes for the exemplary courage and spirit they demonstrated on this day, 30 years ago.”