Summary: S.3661 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 115-433 (01/10/2019)

75th Anniversary of World War II Commemoration Act

This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a program to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II.

The program may include activities and ceremonies related to achieving the following:

  • thanking and honoring World War II veterans;
  • educating the public about World War II history, including the role of the federal government and nongovernmental organizations;
  • recognizing the contributions made by the allies and those on the home front; and
  • remembering the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps.

The Department of the Treasury shall establish a Department of Defense World War II Commemoration Fund, to be used to conduct the commemorative program and provide grants for commemorative activities.

In designing the program, DOD shall consult with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.