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Historic Resolution

(From left to right: Monuments Men Bernard Taper, James Reeds, Harry Ettlinger, and Horace Apgar. Representatives Steve Cohen (TN) and Kay Granger (TX), Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), and emcee Robert M. Edsel)

On June 6, 2007, a historic resolution was passed and a ceremony held to honor the "Monuments Men." Both the House and Senate passed resolutions to formally recognize, for the first time by the United States, the incredible achievement of the Monuments Men during World War II. The Award Ceremony was attended by Representatives Kay Granger (TX) and Steve Cohen (TN), Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), and also ambassadors and Charge d'Affairs from ten of the thirteen nations with citizens who served as Monuments Men. Four of the twelve living Monuments Men were in attendance, along with family members and friends.







(From left to right: Robert M. Edsel, Anne Olivier Bell, and Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle)

London, England (December 3, 2007) — Anne Olivier Popham Bell was honored for her service during World War II as a member of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section (“MFAA”), at a ceremony at Winfield House. Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle, his wife Maria, and Robert M. Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, presided over the event at which Mrs. Bell was presented with a flag of the United States which had flown over the United States Capitol in her honor, as well as a gold leaf copy of the Congressional resolution passed on June 6, 2007 which recognized the heroic efforts of the “Monuments Men” as they were more commonly known...

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