If two senators get their way, Washington, D.C., will make way for another monument — this time, to honor Medal of Honor recipients, according to bipartisan legislation introduced Aug. 5.
The National Medal of Honor Monument Act, introduced by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Tim Kaine, D-Va., would authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to build a monument in recognition of the more than 3,500 recipients who represent its values and performed acts of extraordinary valor in combat.
“The United States is forever indebted to our courageous women and men in uniform. Thanks to their service, our nation has overcome monumental challenges,” Kaine said in a statement. “Establishing a National Medal of Honor Monument will help allow all Americans to reflect on the sacrifices service members have made in defense of our freedom.”