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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 30, 2003

Statement on Veterans' Memorial Preservation
Statement by the Press Secretary

On Thursday, May 29, 2003, the President signed into law:

S. 330 -- the "Veterans' Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003" which increase criminal fines and penalties for defacing certain veterans' memorials; and requires that veterans' cemeteries be treated as sites for which supplemental guide signs may be placed on Federal highways; and

S. 870 -- which extends for one additional school year, the availability of funding for a Department of Agriculture pilot program which provides fruit and vegetables to students in four States and one Indian Reservation.

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