Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 461 words, a 2 minute read.
The fast-track effort for a memorial for the veterans of the Global War on Terror took a big step today, Axios' Rashaan Ayesh reports.
Why it matters: This is America's longest-ever conflict, starting in 2001 and with no clear end in sight.
The 3 locations under consideration, each in areas built to handle major visitor traffic:
What's next: The foundation has to follow a 24-step process laid out by the National Capital Planning Commission, per Military Times.
Active duty service members turned out at lower rates than the total general population in every recent election.
You can just barely see Mercury in the lower middle of this photograph as it transited across the face of the sun behind the Washington Monument this morning — starting just after 7:30am EST.