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  • Congress approves downtown DC location for Revolutionary War patriots memorial
    Congress approves downtown DC location for Revolutionary War patriots memorial
    A monument to black Revolutionary War patriots can go near the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Senate approved H.J. Res. 120 authorizing placement in Area I around the Mall of a memorial to the more than 5,000 free blacks and slaves who...
  • House approves monument to President John Adams
    House approves monument to President John Adams
    President John Adams may yet get his due. Congress is taking two steps this week to set up a monument in Washington, DC in his honor. On Tuesday, July 23, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation renewing authority of the Adams...
  • Gary DuChateau
    Colorado sculptor building giant mammoth in South Dakota
    When it comes to building monumental works of art, sculptor Gary DuChateau doesn't mess around. He's in the process of assembling a giant replica of a woolly mammoth that, when completed, will stand forty feet tall and fifty feet long. It...
  • Desert Storm/Desert Shield memorial bill readied for Senate vote
    Desert Storm/Desert Shield memorial bill readied for Senate vote
    On Memorial Day, we can report that a monument to honor those who served in the First Gulf War advanced one more step toward reality. The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act (S. 995) was officially reported out of the Senate...
  • Desert Storm/Desert Shield memorial plan readied for House vote
    Desert Storm/Desert Shield memorial plan readied for House vote
    Authorization of a memorial to honor those who served in the First Gulf War has been readied for a House vote. On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the House Committee on Natural Resources officially reported the National Desert Storm & Desert Shield War...
  • Senate resolution would praise those who rebuilt the Washington Monument
    Senate resolution would praise those who rebuilt the Washington Monument
    Those who worked to restore the Washington Monument from the damage it suffered nearly three years ago in an earthquake deserve some special recognition. So thinks Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who introduced a senate resolution to honor the...
  • National World War I memorial proposed for Washington
    National World War I memorial proposed for Washington
    The nation's capital would finally get a World War I memorial under legislation introduced in Congress on Monday, April 28. Pershing Park in downtown Washington, DC would be renamed the National World War I Memorial under the World War I...
  • A look at the bill to slow national monument designations
    A look at the bill to slow national monument designations
    The Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act (H.R. 1459) passed by the House last week has raised the concern that it could slow and decrease protection of valuable lands. Let's take a look at some provisions in...
  • Washington Monument reopens May 12; closed for almost three years to repair damage from earthquake
    'American Idol' winner and Al Roker join Washington Monument reopening May 12
    The Washington Monument will reopen on May 12 in a ceremony headlined by "Today" Show's Al Roker and "American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover, the National Park Service (NPS) announced April 29. The ceremony May 12at...
  • Authorization could be renewed for John Adams Memorial
    Authorization could be renewed for John Adams Memorial
    Does John Adams deserve his own memorial in Washington, DC just like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? Legislation authorizing a memorial to him in or near the nation's capital was signed in 2001 but it expired in 2013. Now a new bill in...
  • Congress approves outdoor memorial to American Indian veterans
    Congress approves outdoor memorial to American Indian veterans
    Congress approved placing a statue to honor American Indian veterans outside on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Senate approved on Thursday, Dec. 20 the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2319). The House...
  • House approves statue for Native American veterans
    House approves statue for Native American veterans
    A statue honoring Native American veterans outside on the National Mall in Washington took a step closer to becoming reality. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2319) was passed by the...
  • Changes recommended in recreational land legislation
    Changes recommended in recreational land legislation
    Administration officials suggested ways to improve pending legislation that would affect acquisition and disposal of federal recreational land. The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation took testimony...
  • Ashe Monument
    This Day in Richmond History: July 18, 1995
    After much debate amongst city leaders and the public, the Richmond City Council votes to place the Arthur Ashe statue on Monument AvenueOn this day in 1995, the city council of Richmond votes 7-0 to place the statue honoring Arthur Ashe, the...
  • Chance to comment on proposals for new memorials in Washington
    Chance to comment on proposals for new memorials in Washington
    The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission will consider a full agenda of plans at its upcoming meeting. The commission has slated its next meeting for 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, July 23 at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street NW,...