Bill introduced to build DC monument for MOH recipients
A monument in Washington, D.C., to honor Medal of Honor recipients was proposed recently in legislation introduced by Texas congressmen Marc Veasey and Ron Wright.
The National Medal of Honor Monument Act tasks the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation with the creation of a monument in Washington to honor the more than 3,500 recipients of the nation’s highest award for military service. The bill also recognizes Arlington, Texas, as the new home of the National Medal of Honor Museum, also under the management of the foundation.
Last month, the north Texas city, located 20 miles west of downtown Dallas, was named the home of the future museum by the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation.
The foundation has identified potential sites for a monument and is working with a bipartisan group of members in Congress to build the monument in an ideal location as quickly as possible, according to a spokesperson for the foundation. Information related to the rendering and cost of the monument is not yet available, but will use private and public donations.
The measure has garnered support of 18 cosponsors. After its introduction, it was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources, according to the lower chamber’s website. The full text of the bill is not yet available.
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