This Memorial Day 2019 marked a particularly poignant time in the history of the National World War II Memorial as 15 years ago it was dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.
Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio first introduced legislation to authorize establishing a WWII Memorial on federal land in D.C. in 1987. She introduced similar legislation in 1989, 1991, and 1993, when finally it was passed and signed into law by then President Bill Clinton. Rep. Kaptur lead the campaign to create a World War II Memorial in D.C. and has always been a staunch advocate for the WWII Memorial as a place to honor, remember, and thank the Greatest Generation.
As part of our Memorial Day commemoration, we are honored and thrilled to have Rep. Kaptur serve as our keynote speaker. Photographs of Rep. Kaptur, along with our Chairman Josiah Bunting III, and several WWII veterans are below.