HR 980 is now HR1709 in the 117th Congress

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Honoree of the Month
President Teddy Roosevelt’s son, Kermit

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Read about Kermit Roosevelt’s valiant effort to join the fight for freedom in both WW1 and WW2 before America entered the war.  The International Churchill Society has published an article chronicling Teddy Roosevelt’s relationship with Winston Churchill and Teddy’s extensive efforts to join and fight in the British Army.   (by Fred Glueckstein)

Kermit Roosevelt

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of organizations that have endorsed the Bill

Take some time to read about the honorees and the history of the many brave Americans that chose to join the fight against the Nazis before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Support HR 1709


What is HR 1709?

A Bill that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to all US nationals who volunteered to join the Canadian and British armed forces and their supporting entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service.

Who Fights for Freedom?

Watch the James Tallimar video created for the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA to commemorate Virginians who joined the fight for freedom before the US entered the war.

Watch the James Tallimar video

Virginia was the first state in the Nation to recognize the RCAF Americans with the addition to their memorial in Richmond and with this video.

To read the full text of the Bill and to follow progress of the Bill as it passes through the House of Representatives, follow the link below

Text of the Bill

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), the sponsor of the Bill, sent the following letter to his congressional colleagues asking for their support:

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List of Endorsing Organizations

Air Force Association Air Force Association

American Fighter Aces AssociationAmerican Fighter Aces Association

NWW2M logo The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Commemorative Air Force Commemorative Air Force

Bomber Command Museum of Canada Bomber Command Museum of Canada

Florida Aviation Historical Society Florida Aviation Historical Society

Jews in Aviation Jews in Aviation


Aircrew Remebered Aircrew Remembered

BFTS MuseumNo. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, Terrell, TX

Ernie Hall Aviation MuseumErnie Hall Aviation Museum

NACVSONational Association of County Veterans Service Officers

Kwajalein MIA Project Kwajalein MIA Project

American War Memorials Overseas, IncAmerican War Memorials Overseas, Inc.

International Women's Air & Space Museum International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Endorsement Letters

NWW2Museum endorsement

CAF Letter