Coin Legislation

A Commemorative Coin to Restore the National World War II Memorial

The National World War II Memorial is now nearly 18 years old and starting to show some wear and tear and is in urgent need of repairs. The National Park Service – the caretakers of the Memorial – currently has an approximately $12 billion maintenance backlog of priority work nationwide with nearly $1 billion of this backlog for the National Mall alone.

In the spring of 2021, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1057), that authorizes the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will be used to repair and maintain the Memorial, as well as for commemorative and educational programming. The bill currently has 300 cosponsors, but has not yet been considered for a vote.

In the United States Senate, Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have introduced a companion bill, the Greatest Generation Memorial Act (S.1596) which currently has 83 cosponsors, but has not yet been considered for a vote.


Time is quickly running out

Friends hopes this important legislation will be passed soon.

If we are successful, the bill would have the U.S. Treasury mint coins in January 2023 and allow us to begin making repairs at the WWII Memorial soon after.

By preserving this Memorial, we teach the lessons of yesterday and unite the generations of tomorrow.

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