WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a bill to commemorate World War I, the centennial of the end of the American Revolution.
Trump signed the bill on the steps of the White House, where it was signed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
It will be sent to the Senate by the president’s acting secretary, Mick Mulvaney, as well as to Congress, where Republicans hold the majority in the chamber.
Trump said the bill is a recognition of the sacrifice of our servicemen and women in the armed forces and their families.
The bill recognizes the sacrifices of the men and women who served, he said.
The bill also includes a provision that calls for an independent commission to examine the circumstances surrounding the end-of-war atrocities in Europe.
In a statement, Trump said the commission would examine the “vast and horrific” loss of life and property during World War One, including “the thousands of German, Italian, Austrian, and other war criminals who fought, starved, and died in Europe.”
The bill will be passed on the president, who signed the legislation on Thursday in the Oval Office.