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President Signs Thune Disabled Veterans Memorial Bill into Law

Legislation Re-Authorizes Memorial to Heroes to be built in Nation's Capital

October 25, 2007

Washington, D.C. —  The President today signed a House companion bill to Senator John Thune's bipartisan legislation, S. 824, to authorize an extension for a Disabled Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

"It is fitting that we establish a memorial to demonstrate our commitment to those who have been disabled in service to our nation, and I applaud the President for taking quick action," said Thune. "Washington, DC is home to many monuments to our national heroes. The men and women who have made such great sacrifices for freedom deserve to be honored in this way."

The Disabled Veterans Memorial will be funded through private donations and will not take any money away from veterans benefit programs. Senator Byron Dorgan, Senator Tim Johnson, and Senator Olympia Snowe were cosponsors of the bill.