Dallas area, Denver finalists for Medal of Honor Museum

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 25 2019 Jul 25, 2019 July 25, 2019 4:19 PM July 25, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the $150 million National Medal of Honor Museum.

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October.

The museum currently is located aboard the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, but foundation member Pat Brady tells The Dallas Morning News that the foundation wants to move it onto land.

A planning board last year rejected a design proposal for the museum along the waterfront in Mount Pleasant.

New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. were among the finalists before the foundation earlier this month narrowed it to Denver and Arlington, Texas, west of Dallas.

The museum honors more than 3,500 recipients of the nation's highest award for valor.

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