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The City of Vallejo doesn’t have the resources to manage the historic cemetery that is home to many proud Navy veterans including three Medal of Honor recipients. Thankfully two California lawmakers have introduced legislation to direct the VA to step in and take control of the oldest military cemetery on the west coast. Once the crown jewel of Naval Shipyards on the West Coast, Mare Island Naval Shipyard was closed in the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, leaving behind a small community.
It’s high time our Coasties had a dedicated space to share their rich history with the American people, they are the only service without one. Thankfully two lawmakers introduced the United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 directing the Treasury to mint commemorative coins to sell and help pay for the museum.