Washington, D.C.- Last night, Rep. Renacci (R-OH), along with the support of every member of the Ohio Congressional Delegation, introduced H.R. 4312, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, which would prevent the National Cemetery Administration from denying veterans the honor they have earned and allowed us to honor them today and in the future with the Battlefield Cross.
“My office learned of the removal of the Battlefield Cross from the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in my district and took action to ensure that the Battlefield Cross honoring our fallen soldiers was returned to its proper place,” Renacci said. “I am happy to be able to play a part in bringing the Battlefield Cross back to its place, but it has come to my attention that the Battlefield Cross memorial will no longer be allowed to be placed in our nation’s cemeteries. Now, I am introducing legislation to make sure we can continue to honor our veterans and stop these removals from occurring in the future.”
The Battlefield Cross is a memorial marker of a soldier’s helmet, rifle, and a pair of boots that serves to honor and respect those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.