Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) cosponsored H.R. 6108, the Preserve America’s Battlefields Act. This legislation reauthorizes and increases funding for the Federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program – a critical resource for the restoration and preservation of historical battlefield sites.
“From the Battle of Saratoga that turned the tides of the American Revolution, to the Battle of Plattsburgh that marked a decisive victory against the British in the War of 1812, our district is steeped in rich military history,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The North Country is home to hallowed lands that saw immense sacrifice and bloodshed in the early years of this Nation. Protecting historical battlefields is essential for creating rich educational programming for students, and for promoting our historic battlefields to tourists from across the globe to experience. I am proud to cosponsor this legislation to bolster the Battlefield Land Acquisition Program and will continue advocating for our historic lands.”