New Cornyn, Kaine Bill Honors Medal of Honor Recipients with National Monument
Bill Authorizes National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation in Arlington to Establish Monument
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the National Medal of Honor Monument Act, a bill to authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) in Arlington, Texas to establish a monument on federal land in Washington, D.C honoring Medal of Honor recipients. The monument would honor the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients, and no federal funds would be used to pay for it.
“An homage to America’s Medal of Honor recipients in our nation’s capital will remind visitors and residents alike of what it means to put your country first,” said Sen. Cornyn. “The selfless servicemembers who have earned the Medal of Honor – like the fabled Patrick Brady and Audie Murphy, to name a few – deserve our utmost respect and recognition, and I’m pleased the project will be in the capable hands of the Foundation based here in Arlington, Texas.”
“I am proud to again join Senator Cornyn in introducing legislation to establish a National Medal of Honor Monument,” said Sen. Kaine. “This project will allow generations to reflect on the tremendous sacrifice and courage that our servicemembers have made in defense of our freedom.”
“In our nation’s history, fewer than 4,000 brave Americans have received the Medal of Honor,” said NMOHMF CEO James T. Connors. “This monument – in the heart of Washington, D.C. – will celebrate the values of the Medal that we all hold dear as Americans: courage, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, integrity, and commitment. I cannot think of a more unifying project and want to thank Sens. Cornyn and Kaine for their leadership. This monument will give all Americans a place to learn from those who have given so much in their service to our country, and we urge Congress to swiftly pass this bill.”