Recognizing Heroic Acts of World War II

May 17, 2022

From storming the beaches of Normandy to liberating Dachau, the U.S. Army played an enormous role in defeating evil during World War II. Their heroic efforts — defined by honor and courage — earned them a place among America’s Greatest Generation.

To honor their exceptional service to our nation, the House passed bipartisan legislation last week to award the U.S. Army Ranger Veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. We also passed a bill to bestow this same honor on Benjamin Ferencz—the last living Nuremberg prosecutor—who brought 22 Nazi officials to justice and helped close the chapter on one of our world’s darkest hours.

I was proud to support both of these bills, and I was glad to see Congress come together to honor some of the finest soldiers who have ever served our country. You can learn more about the recipients of the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal here.

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