A bill allowing for the construction of a Native American veterans memorial on the National Mall was unanimously approved this week by the House of Representatives.
The bill, sponsored by Oklahoma Representative Markwayne Mullins, approved the construction of the memorial outside the National Museum of the American Indian. Previous incarnations of the Native American veterans memorial bill stipulated that the monument had to be built within the museum
“I have heard from people I represent and from outside our district that the construction of this memorial means a great deal to Native Americans who served this nation and to their families,” Mullin said. “It is important that we properly honor these brave soldiers and tell their stories for generations to come.”
The memorial will be built with funds raised by the National Museum of the American Indian.