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Memorials: Creating National, State, and Local Memorials

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RS21080

Topic: Culture and religion (Museums, memorials, and monuments)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report provides information on the mandatory steps to building a memorial on federal property in the District of Columbia. It also provides information on creating memorials in Arlington National Cemetery, within the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery System, and in state veterans’ cemeteries. In addition, it discusses public and private initiatives at the state and local levels to create memorials including successful local fund-raising efforts. This report will be updated annually.