NATIONAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

July 11, 2016
Floor Statements

Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H. Con. Res. 138, a resolution designating the George C. Marshall Museum and the George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library. This concurrent resolution was introduced by my friend and colleague, Bob Goodlatte, and is cosponsored by the entire Virginia delegation.

   General George C. Marshall is a national hero and a distinguished public servant. The George C. Marshall Museum and Library is located in Lexington, Virginia, on the post of the Virginia Military Institute, the alma matter of General Marshall.

   General Marshall served our country with distinction as the Army Chief of Staff during World War II, Special Ambassador to China, Secretary of State, president of the American Red Cross, and Secretary of Defense. He is one of only five Army five-star generals in United States history.

   After World War II, General Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his role in developing the European Recovery Program, which is now widely known as the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan contributed to European integration and growth in the aftermath of World War II.

   Mr. Speaker, as the holder of the George C. Marshall Papers and with a mission to collect, preserve, and share information regarding the life and career of General Marshall, it is appropriate to designate the George C. Marshall Museum as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.

   I urge my colleagues to support the concurrent resolution.