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June 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday evening, President Barack Obama signed Congresswoman Kay Granger’s (TX-12) Monuments Men Recognition Act into law officially awarding the Monuments Men of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal; Congress’ highest recognition for distinguished achievements and contributions.
“I am profoundly grateful that the legacy of the Monuments Men will now forever be honored and recognized by the United States. What started out as one of the greatest untold stories from World War II has become a celebrated chapter in our nation’s history,” said Granger. “We were reminded this past weekend how special the men and women are who make up the Greatest Generation and all the extraordinary sacrifices they made on our behalf. This generation of heroes is more than deserving of all the honors they have received and I am proud this gold medal can now be added to the list of recognitions of their distinguished service.”