Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33), Ron Wright (TX-06) Introduce the National Medal of Honor Monument Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, North Texas Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Ron Wright (TX-06) introduced the bipartisan National Medal of Honor Monument Act. The legislation will recognize the city of Arlington, Texas as the new home of the National Medal of Honor Museum and also create a monument in Washington, D.C. to honor the valiant service of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.
“I am honored to introduce this legislation that will honor these brave men and women for risking their lives to protect our democracy,” said Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33). “I am also proud to join my fellow North Texan, Congressman Wright, to ensure that the city of Arlington, Texas will be the forever home of this new Medal of Honor Museum.”
"Throughout our nation's history, over 3,500 U.S. service members have been honored with our nation’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor. These men and women went above and beyond the call of duty on the battlefield in order to preserve our values and way of life," said Congressman Wright (TX-06). "Because of their contributions and patriotism, these heroic individuals deserve to be memorialized with a monument in our nation’s capital. I am proud to partner with my colleague, Congressman Veasey, on this legislation, which will ensure proper recognition for Medal of Honor recipients."
"The introduction of this new piece of legislation from Congressman Veasey and Congressman Wright will help Americans honor our bravest heroes with a monument in Washington D.C. and will designate Arlington, Texas as the new home for the National Medal of Honor Museum,” said Joe Daniels, CEO and President of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. “We look forward to working with the bipartisan contingent of elected officials to make sure we are doing all that we can to honor the more than 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients and get this great piece of legislation passed."
The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military decoration and is awarded to U.S. service members who have distinguished themselves with extraordinary acts of valor. It is awarded very rarely and only to those whose service and sacrifice far exceed the call of duty. The mission of the National Medal of Honor Museum is to commemorate the stories of our Medal of Honor recipients, unite Americans around the common ideals embodied by the medal, and inspire every citizen to look for ways to serve and create a lasting impact in their own communities.