News Related to the Coin Legislation
From Julia LeDoux, staff writer at ConnectingVets, "Soon you'll be able to buy a coin to help fund repairs to the National WWII Memorial."
From Robert Harding, politics reporter at the Auburn Citizen. "Biden signs bill to mint World War II Memorial coins."
From Paul Gilkes, Senior Editor at Coin World. "Commemorative coins in 2024 to honor National WWII Memorial."
From Larry Jewett, Editor at Coin World. "Senate passes 2024 Greatest Generation three-coin measure."
From Paul Gilkes, Senior Editor at Coin World. "House passes 2024 coin bill to fund WWII Memorial maintenance."
From Holly Rotondi, Executive Director of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial. "Help the National World War II Memorial Continue to Shine," an interview with ConnectingVets.
From Josiah Bunting III, retired military officer, author, educator, and former college president. Mr. Bunting is the Chairman of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial. "Maintain National World War II Memorial to Fulfill Its Mission" by Josiah Bunting III.
From Lt. Gen. Mike Dana, USMC (Ret.), a veteran with 37 years of service. Gen. Dana is a member of the board of directors of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial. "World War II Memorial Needs Our Support" by Lt. Gen. Mike Dana.
From World War II orphan Gerry Morenski, whose father was killed in action in Germany in 1945. Mrs. Morenski has organized and advocated for war orphans' causes for decades. "WWII Memorial in D.C. Needs Our Help" by Geraldine Conway Morenski.
From 100-years-young Colonel Jim Riffe who served with the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division during World War II, leading a platoon in the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. Colonel Riffe spent 30 years with the Army, including service as Chief of Staff of the 82nd Airborne Division. "The World War II Memorial Needs Critical Maintenance" by Colonel James Riffe, USA (Ret.)
From 103-years-young WWII veteran Ms. Vivian “Millie” Bailey, who joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (later the Women’s Army Corps) in 1942 and was commissioned as an officer soon thereafter, serving as the commander of her unit. After the war, Ms. Bailey worked for the Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration in Chicago and was transferred to Baltimore as a division director. Though she retired in 1975, Millie Bailey keeps busy, with a particular passion for supporting our troops! "Secure funding for World War II Memorial repairs” by Vivian Mildred “Millie" Corbett Bailey
From WWII war orphan Mr. Ken Underwood, of Owings, Maryland, whose father, LT. Kenneth H. Underwood was a P-38 Lightning pilot during the war and was killed on May 18, 1944. Additionally, Ken’s son, LT. K. Harryson Underwood, is an active-duty Air Force pilot. "Support the troops, and the WWII Memorial" by Ken Underwood
From Dallas, Texas educator Ms. Patricia Hay, daughter of Jess Hay who played an integral role in raising the necessary funds to build the National World War II Memorial: "Historic Memorial Needs Attention” by Patrica Hay
From Chocowinity, North Carolina educator Ms. Brenda Most: "U.S. House, Senate must sustain WWII memorial” by Brenda Most
From retired Army Colonel Frank Cohn, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, who was born in Breslau, Germany in 1925 and escaped to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 13. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the European Theater of Operations during the Battle of the Bulge. During the subsequent Occupation, he served as Sergeant of the Guard at Obersursel guarding the war criminals tried in the 2nd Nuremberg trial and shipping documents back to the States for examination in support of war crime prosecutions. “A Coin to Maintain The WWII Memorial” by Colonel Frank Cohn, USA (Ret.)
CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument (CoinWeek)
Bill would create commemorative coin in support of National WWII Memorial (Military Times)
The National World War II Memorial is starting to show its age (Connecting Vets)
OpEd: The National World War II Memorial is a grateful remembrance — don’t let it fall apart (The Hill)