Log in

I forgot my password

Our latest tweets
Free Webmaster ToolsSubmit Express

WW11 Monuments Men to be honoured in time for Memorial Day -

View previous topic View next topic Go down

WW11 Monuments Men to be honoured in time for Memorial Day -

Post by party animal - not! on Wed May 21 2014, 16:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

House votes to honor WWII-era heroes

Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Monuments Men whose story was depicted in the recentGeorge Clooney movie would be among the latest recipients of Congress’ highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, under legislation approved by the House.


A number of the measures that passed Monday seek to pay tribute to World War II-era groups such as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders before it’s too late. For example, of the approximately 350 men – and women – of the Monuments Men who worked to return Nazi-looted artworks to their owners, only six survive.


Robert Edsel, founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, welcomed the action before Memorial Day. The measure is expected to go before the Senate later this week.
Other groups that would receive the medal under the legislation approved by the House:
The 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, a unit made up mainly of Puerto Ricans “in recognition of its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity.”


• The members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders for outstanding heroism, valor, skill and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo.” The Senate passed a companion bill last year.


• World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.


• American Fighter Aces “in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of our country’s freedom throughout the history of aviation warfare.”


Nicklaus would be awarded the medal “in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship and philanthropy.”


Last edited by Nicky80 on Wed May 21 2014, 17:58; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added text)

party animal - not!
Zip a dee Clooney!

Posts : 7776
Join date : 2012-02-16

Back to top Go down

Re: WW11 Monuments Men to be honoured in time for Memorial Day -

Post by Nicky80 on Wed May 21 2014, 17:59

Coolio

Nicky80
Casamigos with Mr Clooney

Posts : 8561
Join date : 2013-05-01
Location : Germany

Back to top Go down

Re: WW11 Monuments Men to be honoured in time for Memorial Day -

Post by Mazy on Wed May 21 2014, 20:57

Thanks to the movie and the book they are finally getting some recognition. xxx

Mazy
Achieving total Clooney-dom

Posts : 2883
Join date : 2012-11-03

Back to top Go down

Re: WW11 Monuments Men to be honoured in time for Memorial Day -

Post by Sponsored content Today at 23:57


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum