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Referred in Senate (04/29/2008)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 4169 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 4169


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 25, 2008

                                Received

                             April 29, 2008

     Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To authorize the placement in Arlington National Cemetery of an 
 American Braille tactile flag in Arlington National Cemetery honoring 
   blind members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and other Americans.

    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 ``American Braille Flag Memorial 
Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) There are more than 175,000 blind veterans.
            (2) The Department of Defense estimates that 16 percent of 
        the members of the Armed Forces who have been injured in 
        Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have 
        severe vision loss as a result of their injuries.
            (3) The American Braille tactile flag was created by the 
        Kansas Braille Transcription Institute in Wichita, Kansas, to 
        allow blind Americans and blind veterans to experience the 
        American flag.
            (4) Arlington National Cemetery, visited by approximately 
        4,000,0000 people annually, is a national place of remembrance 
        and honor for the Nation's veterans.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF PLACEMENT OF AN AMERICAN BRAILLE TACTILE FLAG 
              IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HONORING BLIND MEMBERS OF 
              THE ARMED FORCES, VETERANS, AND OTHER AMERICANS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Army is authorized to place 
in Arlington National Cemetery an American Braille tactile flag in 
Arlington National Cemetery honoring blind members of the Armed Forces, 
veterans, and other Americans.
    (b) Approval of Design and Site.--The Secretary of the Army shall 
have exclusive authority to approve an appropriate design and site 
within Arlington National Cemetery for the memorial authorized under 
subsection (a).

            Passed the House of Representatives February 14, 2008.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.

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