World War II Memorial Act Approved

  • WWII Memorial Act Approved - On March 17, 1993, the Senate approved the act creating the World War II Memorial, and the House approved an amended version of the bill on May 4. On May 12, the Senate also approved the amended bill, and the World War II Memorial Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 25 of that year.
  • WWII Memorial Advisory Board Created - On September 30, 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed a 12-member Memorial Advisory Board (MAB) to advise in picking the site, designing the memorial, and raising money to build it.
  • WWII Memorial Design Chosen - Friedrich St. Florian's initial design for the World War II Memorial was selected in 1997.