Monday, April 22, 2019

Legislation seeks honors for military, wartime heroes: Congressional gold medal bills would honor participants in World War II

By Chris Bulfinch , Coin World Published : 04/20/19

In early spring, legislation introduced in the 116th Congress included several bills proposing gold medals honoring military and wartime heroes.

The Mexican pilots of Escuadron 201, Rosie the Riveter, and soldiers who defended Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II were advanced for honors.

The three pieces of legislation, House Resolution 1889, Senate bill 892, and H.R. 2192, respectively, were introduced in the House and Senate in March and April and none have had any significant action taken on them since. Each has a military theme relating to World War II, two specifically dealing with that war’s Pacific Theater...

Many are familiar with Rosie the Riveter, the bandana- and overall-clad female factory worker of poster fame. She came to symbolize both the emergence of women in the workforce during World War II and the power of American industry, central to tipping the scales in the war.

If S. 892, the “Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019” were to become law, then all of the women whose labor stateside contributed to the Allied victory would collectively receive the single gold medal awarded to Rosie the Riveter.

Introduced April 9 by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., S. 892 currently has the usual 3 percent chance of passing predicted by Skopos Labs.

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