How You Can Help

We received some fantastic news on Veteran’s Day 2017 regarding our ongoing efforts for WW II Merrill’s Marauders to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. That news means your support is now desperately needed for us to push forward the Congressional Gold Medal legislation — please read below.On Nov. 9, 2017, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson from Georgia introduced a bill, S. 2114, in the Senate seeking to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Merrill’s Marauders. Isakson’s bill is a companion bill to H.R. 667 reintroduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year by Republican Senator Peter King from New York. Both bills have bipartisan support. Links to both the Senate and House bill are below:

Text – H.R.667 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
click on or copy and paste the following link:
https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congre…/house-bill/667/text

S.2114 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional),
click on or copy and paste the following link:
https://www.congress.gov/bi…/115th-congress/senate-bill/2114

Two-thirds support from both members of the House of Representatives and the Senate is required for Merrill’s Marauders to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. This is a huge undertaking, and that’s where you come in. Directly below are two quick and easy to use links that provide necessary contact information for your congressional delegates in the House and Senate.

Find Your Representative · House.gov
click on or copy and paste the following link: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress
click on or copy and paste the following link:
https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm…

Last Veteran’s Day, there were 28 original Merrill’s Marauders still living. This Veteran’s Day, there are only 18, and even though they’re all in their 90s, they are “hard at work” sending in their letters. So we’re asking all of you – who are much younger — to please, take a few minutes and help us. Please share the illustrated letter with friends and on social media. Some teachers are currently having their students send in the letter as a class project.

Thank you to ALL who are helping in this effort!!

Click here for the letter you should send to your Senators and Representatives. All it requires is their name in the salutation and your signature.