The following bill (See Below) was introduced to the 116th Congress and is very likely to be passed this year. You can help!! Please, call or email your representatives and urge them to vote in favor of House Bill 5684.
Ave Thompson’s letter describing exactly what 2IDA.org would like to do.
To authorize modification or augmentation of the Second Division Memorial, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JULY 8, 2016
Mr. YOUNG of Alaska (for himself and Mr. HECK of Washington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
A BILL To authorize modification or augmentation of the Second Division Memorial, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Second Division Memorial Modification Act”.
SECTION 2. MODIFICATION OR AUGMENTATION TO SECOND DIVISION MEMORIAL.
(a) AUTHORIZATION.—The Second Indianhead Division Association, Inc. Scholarship and Memorials Founda1tion, an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code, is authorized to place three benches honoring the members of the Second Infantry Division killed in the Cold War in Korea, the War in Iraq, and the War in Afghanistan on the Second Division Memorial located in President’s Park, between 17th Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue in the District of Columbia.
(b) APPLICATION OF COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT.
Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the “Commemorative Works Act”), shall apply to the design and placement of the benches referred
to in subsection (a).
Federal funds may not be used for modifications or augmentations authorized under sub-section (a).