A Student of History

December 7, 2006

POW Camps to be Preserved in US

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 1:55 am

There is an interesting story here about the efforts of preservationists and national legislators to preserve ten former POW camps from WWII.  “The Republican-led Congress,” says the column, “sent President Bush on Tuesday a bill for $38 million in National Park Service grants to restore and pay for research at 10 camps.”  Sounds great, as the Senate has already passed the bill too, and the White House so far has not signalled any opposition to it.

What’s the catch?  The NPS is not in favor of the project as they say it is too expensive.


1 Comment »

  1. I thought this bill was about the internment camps for people of Japanese descent, not “prisoners of war” as international law defines them.

    As I suspect the National Park Service would be happy to take on the preservation project if Congress actually allocated sufficient money to do so.

    Comment by J. L. Bell — December 10, 2006 @ 4:48 am | Reply

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