October 4, 2023 NCMAC Meeting

The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) held a public meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. A recording of the event can be viewed at:


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The Commission reviewed:

1. H.R. 2717, a bill to authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on the National Mall to honor the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients.

2. Woman's Suffrage National Monument Site Selection

3. S.886 and H.R. 1318, a bill to authorize the location of a monument on the National Mall to commemorate and honor the women's suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

4. Updates on other authorized memorials in progress

5. Other business

The Commission was established by Public Law 99-652, the Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. Chapter 89 et seq.), to advise the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the General Services Administration (the Administrator) on policy and procedures for establishment of (and proposals to establish) commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs, as well as such other matters as it may deem appropriate concerning commemorative works. The Commission examines each memorial proposal for conformance to the Commemorative Works Act and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator and to Members and Committees of Congress. The Commission also serves as a source of information for persons seeking to establish memorials in Washington, DC, and its environs. 

The members of the Commission are as follows:

Director, National Park Service (Chairman)
Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission
Architect of the Capitol
Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission
Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts
Mayor, District of Columbia
Administrator, General Services Administration
Secretary, Department of Defense

The meeting will be open to the public. Please contact the Commission Secretary, Michael McGraw, by email at michael_mcgraw@nps.gov for the following:

Any questions concerning the agenda topics or meeting arrangements
Filing a written statement in response to the meeting agenda items
Providing oral testimony at the meeting

A comment period will be open for 14 days from October 5 - October 20, 2022. To submit a comment, visit: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/NCMACOctober2023

Note: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Comment Period: Closed        Oct 5, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023
Document Content:
Senator Baldwin letterSenator Baldwin letter   (96.3 KB, PDF file)
CWA ActCWA Act   (624.5 KB, PDF file)
Rep Negus NCMAC TestimonyRep Negus NCMAC Testimony   (186.7 KB, PDF file)
CWA MapCWA Map   (1.3 MB, PDF file)
NCMAC October 4th meeting - AgendaNCMAC October 4th meeting - Agenda   (130.2 KB, PDF file)
NCMAC October 4th meeting transcriptNCMAC October 4th meeting transcript   (448.3 KB, PDF file)
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