Rep. Lamborn Introduces the Chaplains Memorial Preservation Act

July 6, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Lamborn, along with Representative Hartzler (R-MO) and Representative Keating (D-MA), introduced the Chaplains Memorial Preservation Act. This legislation would allow the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) to update three memorials, the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains’ memorials on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery. Currently, the chaplains’ memorials at Arlington National Cemetery do not contain the names of all chaplains who have been killed in combat since the monuments’ inception after World War I. This bill would ensure that all military chaplains killed in combat are recognized for their heroic service to the United States. This legislation would allow the addition of Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Goetz to the Protestant memorial. Congressman Lamborn was the sponsor of legislation, passed last Congress, which named the Briargate post office after the fallen Chaplain.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

The sacrifices made by our military chaplains cannot go unnoticed. This is why I am introducing the bipartisan, Chaplains Memorial Preservation Act, with Representative Hartzler and Representative Keating. This bill simply allows NCMAF to update the memorials at no cost to the federal government. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce legislation for those who have made such a lasting impact on our military service members and their families.”

Read the full text of the bill here.

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055