On Tuesday, May 15, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 634, “American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act” by a unanimous 416-0 vote. The bill authorized the the minting of a $1 silver commemorative coin commemorating disabled American Veterans to be issued in 2010. The design of the coin is to be selected by the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation.
The coin will be sold with a $10 surcharge that will be dispensed to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation so that an endowment can be established to support the construction of American Veterans’ Disabled for Life Memorial. The National Capital Planning Commission has selected (PDF) a location at Washington Avenue (Canal Street) and Second Street SW in Washington, DC for the memorial.
The enrolled bill will be sent to the Senate for consideration. If it passes the Senate without modification, it will be sent to the President for his signature.