WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) and WWI Veteran Frank Buckles will hold a press conference to announce the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act to create a national WWI Memorial in conjunction with the restoration of the existing Memorial to Washington, DC veterans.
There is a memorial to honor every American hero of every war, but our veterans of WWI have been largely forgotten, said Poe. These men and women are the mothers and fathers of the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices should be honored on our National Mall. I am proud to sponsor this legislation in honor of our last remaining doughboy, Mr. Frank Buckles.
Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 107, was born in 1901 in Harrison County, Missouri, and is the last known surviving veteran of WWI. Mr. Buckles served as a Corporal in the US Army, 1st Fort Riley Casual Detachment from 1917-1920. For more information on Mr. Buckles, please visit his website: http://www.frankbuckles.org/