U.S. senators introduced a bill to build a national monument in Washington to complement the National Medal of Honor Museum planned for 2024 in Arlington.
Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Tim Kaine of Virginia introduced legislation to allow the museum foundation to build the monument on federal land. The foundation would lead fundraising efforts, if passed, to build the homage to the honor’s 3,507 recipients. The monument will not be built using federal money.
Museum foundation CEO James Connors thanked the senators for supporting a “unifying project” that will celebrate the medal’s values.