Sending Office: Honorable Steve Scalise
75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act
Current Cosponsors (49): Abraham, Blumenauer, Calvert, Carson, Coffman, Cohen, Cole, Comstock, Cook, Costa, Crist, Cuellar, Rodney Davis, Delaney, DeFazio, John Duncan, Jr., Dunn, Evans, Gonzalez-Colon, Gowdy, Garret Graves,
Sam Graves, Guthrie, Heck, Herrera Beutler, Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Jones, Kilmer, Peter King, Kinzinger, LaHood, Luetkemeyer, MacArthur, McMorris Rodgers, Mitchell, Stephanie Murphy, Napolitano, Norman, Palazzo, Reichert, Richmond, Royce, Takano, Titus,
Vela, Walden, Westerman, Joe Wilson
In 2017, 564 WWII Veterans visited The National WWII Museum…
…the year before, the number was 1,048.
With each passing year, the number of veterans able to visit continues to decline. It is a constant reminder of the urgency of the Museums’ mission to preserve the stories of the WWII generation as soon as possible so they know of our sincere gratitude for
their service and sacrifice.
The Allied victory in World War II shaped the events of the 20th century and transformed the United States into the leader of the free world. Nearly three-quarters of a century after our triumph against tyranny, the United
States remains the beacon of freedom and democracy for all. By World War II’s official end on September 2, 1945, more than 16 million Americans had served and nearly half a million lost their lives. Each day the number of our living veterans diminishes –
and with them, the memories and lessons of our greatest generation.
This bill follows current law and U.S. Treasury regulations and would be made at no cost to the U.S. Treasury or taxpayer. The coins would be issued in 2020, and any proceeds from the coin will go toward preserving the legacy of
our veterans through The National World War II Museum.
Please join in commemorating the 75th anniversary of our World War II veterans’ remarkable sacrifice and achievement in winning the war that changed the world.
If you have any questions or would like to add your boss as a cosponsor, please contact John McCarthy in Congressman Scalise’s office at
“The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to support H.R. 4044, the “75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act,” to recognize the remarkable sacrifice and achievement of our World War II veterans and their legacy.”
-Veterans of Foreign Wars
“Americans are sometimes guilty of historical amnesia,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “Minting a commemorative coin represents in one small way our obligation to remember, and honor, the service and the sacrifices
of those who donned the uniform and fought fascism. VVA commends Congressman Scalise for introducing the ‘75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act, and we look forward its swift passage and this opportunity it will afford
to honor our parents.”
-Vietnam Veterans of America
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