WWI Plaque in the Court of Honor on the Capitol Grounds honoring all Veterans

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) stood by today as Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law to correct history and replace the current WWI memorial plaque on the Capitol grounds with a new plaque that honors all WWI veterans who served at home and abroad.

Statement:

“I am proud to be the chief author of this important legislation to not only correct history in the memory of all WWI veterans’ sacrifice, but to give voice to all Minnesota WWI vets who can’t speak for themselves anymore,” Sen. Clausen said. “David Thompson, a retired U.S. Navy Champlain and historian from Rosemount, contacted me and shared that the number of veterans identified on the current WWI plaque undercounts more than 61,000 people who served and thought the plaque should be corrected. I was proud to work on this legislation and even prouder to see it become law.”

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Sen. Greg Clausen stands with veterans and advocates as SF 1940 is signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz. This bill will correct an historical error with the current plaque that undercounts the number of Minnesota Veterans who served in WWI.
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