Congressman Blake Moore issued the following statement after President Biden signed the National Medal of Honor Monument Act into law earlier this week:
“Signed, sealed, and delivered to our heroic Medal of Honor recipients across the nation, Congressman Marc Veasey’s and my National Medal of Honor Monument Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This is a great bipartisan win that will immortalize the sacrifices of America’s brave servicemembers. Thank you to all who made this possible!”
Introduced by Representatives Blake Moore (R-UT) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the National Medal of Honor Monument Act is bipartisan legislation that authorizes the creation of a monument that will pay homage to the values the Medal of Honor represents—courage, patriotism, citizenship, integrity, commitment, and sacrifice—and the less than 4,000 brave individuals who earned it in service to their country.
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. In addition to this memorial, a museum is currently being built in Arlington, Texas. 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.