07/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/26/2021 19:15
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Veasey applauded the passage of the National Medal of Honor Monument Act. The bipartisan Veasey-led legislation will pave the way for the creation of a monument in our nation's capital recognizing the Medal of Honor recipients.
'The brave Medal of Honor recipients are patriots who have put their lives on the line to ensure that we can live freely and prosperously in the greatest nation on earth,' said Rep. Veasey. 'That is why from the beginning, I have been proud to spearhead this legislation that will create a place to pay homage to these recipients and the values that Medal of Honor represents - values of courage, patriotism, commitment, and sacrifice.'
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, which is currently being built in Arlington in Texas' 33rd Congressional district, 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.
The passage of today's legislation builds on Veasey's record of advocating for our nation's military personnel. During his time in Congress, Veasey has used his position on the House Armed Services Committee to ensure that our men and women in uniform are fully supported with the resources they need to face the national security challenges here at home and abroad.