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Data Current as of: 10/17/2014
Chapter 2 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6A the following section:-
Section 6B. (a) The Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial shall be erected in Seaport Square park in the South Boston Waterfront of the city of Boston and shall be the official memorial of the commonwealth to honor all post-September 11, 2001 veterans of the commonwealth who died while in service to this country in Iraq, Afghanistan and all other operations across the globe and in the United States. The memorial park shall also pay tribute to all veterans of the commonwealth who served after September 11, 2001.
(b) There shall be an Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial monitoring committee to consist of 9 persons, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 of whom shall be appointed by speaker of the house of representatives; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the governor; 2 of whom shall be appointed by the secretary of veterans' services, of whom 1 shall be a Gold Star parent of a fallen service member who served in United States military operations in either Iraq or Afghanistan; and 4 of whom shall be appointed by the executive director of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc. Each member, except the Gold Star parent, shall have been a veteran of United States military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. The committee shall oversee the construction, maintenance and dedication of the memorial. Upon completion and dedication of the memorial all commission duties relative to the memorial shall be the responsibility of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc.