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One of Georgia’s U.S. Senators sponsors bipartisan legislation that looks to preserve the nation’s battlefields as living memorials.

The bipartisan legislation, called Preserving America’s Battlefields Act, would look to restore battlefield sites across the country, helping transform them into historic tourism destinations.

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., introduced the Preserving America’s Battlefields Act to ensure our nation’s living memorials honoring those who fought for our freedoms are protected for current and future generations.

The bipartisan legislation, S.3505, would provide for the restoration of battlefield sites across the country, helping transform them into historic tourism destinations. Specifically, it would help foster partnerships between state and local governments, regional entities and the private sector to preserve, conserve and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the Civil War.

“Maintaining our nation’s battlefields will help preserve history and ensure that current and future generations are able to visit these sites and educate themselves on our great American history,” said Isakson. “As chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I am committed to honoring the sacred ground where American soldiers fought and died. Coupling investment and initiatives from both the public and private sector will help ensure we are protecting and preserving our most vulnerable battlefield sites.”

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