GRANT'S TOMB NATIONAL MONUMENT
HON. HAMILTON FISH, JR. (Extension of Remarks - April 28, 1994)
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HON. HAMILTON FISH, JR.
in the House of Representatives


THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1994

Mr. FISH. Mr. Speaker, April 27, 1994 marked the 127th commemoration of the birth of our 18th President Ulysses S. Grant . I feel a special connection to this great war hero, for during his Presidency, my great-grandfather, Hamilton Fish, served as U.S. Secretary of State.

Grant's Tomb , which is located in New York City overlooking the Hudson River was once one of the most popular attractions in New York. Today Grant's Tomb has become the most desecrated Presidential burial site in the Nation. I am proud to be a cosponsor of Congressman Nadler's legislation, `Grant's Tomb National Monument Bill,' which will restore the tomb , and once again make it the great attraction and tribute it was meant to be.

I urge my colleagues to join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.