03.25.22

Daines Proposes Effort to Help Tell the Stories of Montana’s Fallen Heroes

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter proposing the addition of QR codes to veterans’ grave markers to provide further information about their stories of service, sacrifice and patriotism.

“Each year hundreds of thousands of people travel across the nation to visit grave sites of our fallen heroes. These visits consist of families visiting their loved ones, students on field trips eager to learn about our military, and military members visiting their comrades. Many of the grave sites provide very little information about the fallen heroes outside of general background information like name, rank and military service. QR codes would allow significantly more information to be accessed about the hero’s service and will strengthen the mission of veteran cemeteries to serve as a final resting place that honors our veterans while providing a greater connection for those that visit the website,” Daines wrote.

To read the letter Daines sent to United States Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, click HERE.

 

 

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler