Webb lauds Hallowed Ground legislation
Item by Chris Graham
Legislation sponsored by Virginia senators Jim Webb and John Warner to designate a 175-mile corridor along U.S. 15 in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic as a National Heritage Area passed the U.S. Senate today.
The region designated by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act includes historic landmarks like Monticello, Montpelier and Manassas in Virginia and Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
“I am pleased to have worked with my colleagues in the Senate to secure passage of legislation that would establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area,” Webb said. “I would like to especially thank my colleague, Sen. Warner, who championed this legislation in the Senate.”
For more information about the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, visit: www.HallowedGround.org.