Rep. Meadows, Rep. Lee Introduce Bipartisan “You Are Not Forgotten Act”

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WASHINGTON, May 24, 2019 | Ben Williamson (202-225-6401) | comments

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Rep. Meadows, Rep. Lee Introduce Bipartisan “You Are Not Forgotten Act”

Washington, D.C. – This week, in advance of Memorial Day weekend, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Susan Lee (D-NV) released the “You Are Not Forgotten Act”—a bipartisan bill to honor missing military heroes.

The bill would direct the Architect of the Capitol to display POW/MIA flags outside the entrance of the office of each Member of Congress, in recognition of the number of Americans missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. The flags, designed by the National League of Families, represent America’s missing soldiers.

Rep. Meadows released the following comment on the bill:

“Every year on Memorial Day, Americans take time to honor and remember the sacrifices of our men and women in the military—especially those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom. An integral part of that remembrance involves renewing our commitment to account for our POW/MIAs as fully as possible. My hope is that the bill we’re introducing today will remind families of those unaccounted for that our country remains indebted to them for their service. We will continue sustaining our efforts to account for them.”

Rep. Lee (D-NV), the lead cosponsor, also released the following:

“On Memorial Day weekend, we take time to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Sadly, many brave men and women in uniform have gone missing in action and were never able to return home to their loved ones. The You Are Not Forgotten Act is a reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe those fallen soldiers for laying their lives on the line for our country, and a signal to the loved ones of those soldiers that we remember them every day.” 

Joe Chenelly, National Executive Director of AMVETS, added the following:

"Displaying the POW/MIA flag in the halls of Congress is a powerful way to ensure every one of our members of Congress keeps in mind there are still missing and possibly imprisoned service members. We are grateful that Representatives Meadows and Lee have introduced this legislation and are optimistic that it's passage into law will come quickly."

To view the text of the bill, click here.

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