Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Special Resource Study
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At the conclusion of the special resource study process, the NPS, through the Secretary of the Interior, will submit its findings to Congress. Congress will then determine whether the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument should be added to the national park system. New units of the national park system can only be established by an act of Congress or by Presidential Proclamation.
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The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce a special resource study of the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Brooklyn, NY. The study, requested by Representative Hakeem Jeffries and authorized by the United States Congress as part of Public Law 113-291, will help determine whether the resources related to the Monument would meet criteria for congressional designation as a unit of the national park system.