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Site Selection Public Scoping


The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, is accepting comments from the public on the site for the proposed National Fallen Journalists Memorial. Two locations within the District of Columbia have been identified for consideration as a site for the memorial: Edward R. Murrow Park (on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 18th Street NW and 19th Street NW), and Reservation 201 (on the north side of Independence Avenue SW at 3rd Street SW). Comments are being accepted on the project website https://parkplanning.nps.gov/fjm through May 5.

A virtual public scoping meeting to discuss the sites and answer questions will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The meeting can be accessed at this link.
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National Park Service officials will present the concept alternatives and be available for questions. The presentation will be available on April 19th. Please note that comments from the meeting will not be recorded, so please submit formal comments for the proposed improvements by commenting online or by mail.

In December 2020, Public Law 116-253 authorized the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate America's commitment to a free press by honoring journalists who sacrificed their lives in service to that cause. The foundation will design and construct the memorial at the selected location (design will be addressed in a future public scoping process), and the National Park Service will be responsible for its long-term maintenance following the dedication.

How to Comment
The preferred manner for providing comments is via an online form through the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website, used by the agency to manage official correspondence and analyze public comment in the planning process. From the project website (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/fjm) navigate the menu on the left-hand side of the page to "Open for Comment," then open the "Fallen Journalists Memorial EA Site Selection" folder. Background materials are at the site, and the green "Comment Now" button links to the online form.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to:

Superintendent Jeff Reinbold
ATTN: National Fallen Journalists Memorial
National Mall and Memorial Parks
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242


Comments must be entered into the website or postmarked by May 5, 2023 to receive consideration.
 
Comment Period: Closed        Jul 6, 2023 - Aug 7, 2023
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