Lawmakers Authorize “Patriots Corner” At NJ State House

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TRENTON – Legislation to create a permanent State House tribute to New Jersey’s patriotic men and women in uniform is now law.

“All New Jerseyans take pride in the sacrifices and dedication of the men and woman who serve in the military to keep us secure and free,” said Patrick J. Diegnan (D-Middlesex). “We have numerous memorials for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for this state and county. This memorial will give proper due to those who are actively serving our nation.”

The measure will create a “Patriots Corner” in a prominent place at the State House in Trenton. The monument – to be funded by private donations – will honor the active service of all New Jerseyans in the United States Armed Forces and the New Jersey Army National Guard.

More than 30,000 visitors annually take guided tours of the State House.

The bill was approved 78-0 by the Assembly in June and 37-0 by the Senate in early January. It was signed into law on Monday.

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