Friday, December 05, 2008

War in the Pacific Monument

The Associated Press reports that President Bush declared a Monument today using his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush on Friday established a World War II monument dedicated to those who fought in the Pacific.

The World War II Valor in Pacific National Monument will encompass nine sites, five in Hawaii, three in Alaska and one in California at the Tule Lake Segregation Center, where thousands of Japanese-Americans were detained after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

"The purpose of the monument is to remind generations of Americans of the sacrifices that Americans made to protect our country. But there's a broader purpose as well and that is to remind generations of Americans about the transformative effect of freedom," Bush said in brief remarks in the Oval Office.
The proclamation is available on the White House website. Check it out to see what an Antiquities Act proclamation looks like.

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