There is a Bill being drafted to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II. This Bill must be enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America.
If this Bill is passed, Congress will award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the soldiers from the United States who were prisoners of war at Bataan, in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service to their country.
Yes there has been folks against this Bill. I cannot believe it but it is true. Many of the survivors of Bataan have now passed away. They should of received this Gold Metal years ago. For the few that are living, I am hoping this Bill is passed soon.
What we want is some momentum, we do not want the Bataan story to be dominated by Libya, Afghanistan, and the Debt Ceiling. We need your help to get this sponsored and introduced. How you can help is by becoming a member of the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation on Facebook. This will increase access to updates and historical information and hopefully expand the grass roots push to get this legislation through Congress. Show Congress that you care, the more grassroots pressure, the higher likelihood of success. They definitely deserve this recognition.
Mary Herrera Cares!