An open letter to the U.S. Senate

Remove The Stain Act to restore honor to the Medal of Honor

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Dear Senator, The Medal of Honor country's highest military honor. The Medal of Honor is awarded in the name of Congress for "gallantry beyond the call of duty." The US soldiers' acts of violence at Wounded Knee were not heroic, but rather tragic and profoundly shameful. The 101st Congress (1989-1990) adopted a concurrent resolution acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the massacre and "expresse[d] its deep regret on behalf of the United States" for the "terrible tragedy." The Medal of Honor is awarded in the name of Congress for "gallantry beyond the call of duty." The soldiers' acts of violence at Wounded Knee were not heroic, but rather tragic and profoundly shameful. The 101st Congress (1989-1990) adopted a concurrent resolution acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the massacre and "expressed its deep regret on behalf of the United States" for the "terrible tragedy." In 2021 a bill was introduced (S.1073) to the 117th Congress "Remove the Stain act" which seeks to remove the 20 Medal of Honor awards to the soldiers who attacked and killed indigenous peoples at Wounded Knee. For they did not deserve Medals of Honor. While we cannot change history, we can stop celebrating those who committed atrocities. The bill is currently with the Senate Arms Services Committee. I am urging you to please work with your colleagues in the Senate to REMOVE THE STAIN of these Medals and honor the lives of murdered unarmed 300+ Lakota lives. Thank you

First sent on May 17 by American Indians and Allies for Justice

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