We have come to the end of a chapter in history. Yesterday, my friend Frank Buckles passed away at the age of 110. Frank was the last American Doughboy a national treasure.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Buckles family and the countless people that had the honor to call him friend.

Congressman Poe is the sponsor of the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act. The bill would refurbish and expand the local WWI Memorial on the National Mall for the soldiers of the District of Columbia. Poe has long championed Mr. Buckles efforts to see that the nearly five million American GIs that fought in the War to End All Wars had a place among the memorials that honor our nations heroes.