Reps. Scalise, Richmond Introduce the "75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act"
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement regarding their joint introduction of H.R. 4044, the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act, to honor the heroes of World War II.
"When the Greatest Generation won World War II, the victory set the tone for the rest of the century and established the United States as the leader of the free world. Seventy-five years later, the U.S. still stands as the beacon of freedom and democracy for all throughout the world. In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. victory in World War II, this bill will create a commemorative coin to be issued on that anniversary in 2020. Any proceeds from the coin will go toward preserving the legacy of our veterans through the National World War II Museum, a proud New Orleans and national institution. The honor and sacrifice of America's armed forces changed the world forever, and I am proud to introduce this bill with my colleagues to honor the hard-fought victory of our World War II veterans.”
— Majority Whip Steve Scalise
“I am proud to join my colleagues in honoring that victory and all who sacrificed to achieve it. This coin will serve as a constant reminder of a war that changed the world and support a museum that honors those who served and educates people from all over the country about a crucial time in our nation’s history.”
— Congressman Cedric Richmond
“The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to support H.R. 4044, the ‘75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act,’ to recognize the remarkable sacrifice and achievement of our World War II veterans and their legacy.”
— Veterans of Foreign Wars
Description of the bill
H.R. 4044 honors the courage and sacrifice of our veterans on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. This bill follows current law and U.S. Treasury regulations and would be made at no cost to the U.S. Treasury or taxpayer. The coins would be issued in 2020, and any proceeds from the coin will go toward preserving the legacy of our veterans through the National World War II Museum.