House passes bill to study feasibility of creating Prison Ship Martyrs' NMon

A 149-foot-high shrine to American Revolutionary War POWs that stands majestically over Fort Greene Park could be on its way to becoming a national monument to be maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior if a bill approved by the House on April 28 is passed by the senate and signed into law by President Obama.

The House passed the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument Preservation Act, a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D- Brooklyn-Queens), via a voice vote on Monday. The legislation directs the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument as a national monument.

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