The Real “Monuments Men” Recognized by Congress

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Advocates used the POPVOX Write Congress widget to request that Congress honor these brave men. The ceremony will take place on October 22, 2015.

photo: The Monuments Men Foundation

On Thursday, October 22, House and Senate leaders will present a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and cultural artifacts during World War II.

In the 113th Congress, more than 800 POPVOX users weighed in, urging Congress to recognize the Monuments Men with the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

We recently received this message from one of the advocates:


[Dear POPVOX]:

The Monuments Men Foundation used your widget last year to help with our outreach and ask our friends and followers to contact their legislators to ask for their support of this bill. Now the time has come to actually award this medal! We would love it if you would share the news with your readers.


The ceremony will take place October 22nd, 2015 at 3 pm in Emancipation Hall and will be live streamed at

For more information about the real Monuments Men, see:

To the Monuments Men, our heartfelt congratulations. And to all of the brave veterans of WWII, we thank you for your service!

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