The Foundation is seeking additional approval from Congress to locate the memorial in an area adjacent to the National Mall known as Area I, and in direct line of sight of the U.S. Capitol.
This will reinforce what the First Amendment makes clear – that the press is independent of the government and serves as a watchdog to hold the government accountable to the people. With the help of the design and engineering firm AECOM, the Foundation completed a site selection study and presented it to the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission on October 5, 2021. The Commission unanimously agreed with the Foundation’s recommendation and has advised the Secretary of Interior to support a Congressional authorization to locate the memorial in Area I. The Foundation is currently working to secure that authorization.