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S.F. No. 686 - World War II Medal of Honor Recipient
Author: Senator Mark Johnson
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: February 12, 2019


S.F. No. 686 is a resolution urging the President of the United States and Congress to designate a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, and lists reasons for the resolution, which include that over 16 million Americans have served in World War II, hundreds of World War II veterans die every day, and the President has the authority to designate state funerals. This resolution from the Minnesota Legislature urges the President and Congress to take necessary measures to ensure that the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II be offered a state funeral, including having the option to lie in state in the rotunda at the United States Capitol, and directs the Minnesota Secretary of State to transmit copies of the resolution to the President and others listed in this resolution.

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