06/09/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/09/2023 18:01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2023
Bacon Appointed to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council
WASHINGTON - Earlier this week Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. The Council acts as the board of trustees for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which serves as the nation's memorial to those who died during the Holocaust and as an institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.
The Museum, which opened in 1993 and is located in Washington, D.C., has helped educate more than 47 million visitors, including 11 million school-age children, about the Holocaust as well as genocide and threats of genocide in other parts of the world.
"It is an honor to serve on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council,"said Bacon."The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's important work to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity should be something we all strive for-that's why I continue to fight against anti-Semitism, which has no place in our country or our world."
"I will be a tireless advocate and supporter of the Holocaust Memorial Museum,"added Bacon.
Bacon is one of five members of Congress appointed to the Council, and his appointment runs through the end of the 118th Congress. The President and Senate leadership also appoint members to the Council.