Summary

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSE.

(a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following: (1) The year 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of America's entrance into World War I. (2) On the 6th of April 1917, the United States of America entered World War I by declaring war against Germany. (3) Two million American soldiers served overseas during World War I. (4) More than four million men and women from the United States served in uniform during World War I. (5) The events of 1914 through 1918 shaped the world and the lives of millions of people for decades. (6) Over 9 million soldiers worldwide lost their lives between 1914 and 1918. (7) The centennial of America's involvement in World War I offers an opportunity for people in the United States to commemorate the commitment of their predecessors. (8) Frank Buckles, the last American veteran from World War I died on February 27, 2011. (9) He was our last direct American link to the ``war to end all wars''. (10) While other great conflicts, including the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, have all been memorialized on United States...

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