Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill to Honor World War II Veterans

December 7, 2017, 1:36 PM HST
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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono introduced the Admiral Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act, which would establish a memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor the service of World War II veterans who served in the Pacific Theater.

The bill is the Senate companion to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

“As we mark the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the brave veterans who defended our country on Dec. 7, 1941, and all who served in World War II,” said Sen. Hirono. “Establishing a memorial to their dedicated service at Pearl Harbor is a fitting tribute to their sacrifice and I thank Representative Hanabusa for her leadership on this issue.”

The Admiral Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act directs the National Park Service and the non-profit Pacific Historic Parks to create the memorial. The memorial was proposed by Admiral Vasey, a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. Sen. Brian Schatz is a cosponsor of the Senate bill.

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