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Rounds, Shaheen Bill to Support National World War II Memorial Unanimously Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – Recently, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to support the National World War II Memorial. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives.

The Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act authorizes the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from coin sales will go toward much-needed repairs and maintenance to the Memorial at no cost to taxpayers.

“The National World War II Memorial is a special place for our nation’s veterans and citizens to remember the tremendous sacrifices made, both at home and overseas, by the Greatest Generation,” said Rounds. “Since it opened in 2004, the Memorial’s condition has deteriorated. This bipartisan legislation will support the timely restoration of this Memorial, which pays tribute to those who bravely fought to defend our country during World War II.”

“I’m proud our bipartisan bill passed the Senate unanimously, showing the overwhelming consensus that exists around supporting our veterans,” said Shaheen. “This legislation will help provide critical infrastructure updates to the World War II Memorial, which commemorates the millions of Americans who served and the 400,000 who died in World War II. Educating generations, both young and old, about the war and our nation’s achievements is an important tribute and ensures the Greatest Generation of heroes are never forgotten. I’m eager for this bipartisan momentum to carry our legislation swiftly through the House so President Biden can sign this into law.”

The Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act received wide-bipartisan support and was cosponsored by 89 senators.

Click HERE for full bill text.


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