Two U.S. senators will soon tour the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.
National Infantry Foundation President retired Maj. Gen. Jerry White will show Sen. Saxby Chambliss around the 185,000-square foot structure Wednesday morning.
He'll repeat the tour for Sen. Johnny Isakson on Monday, Aug. 25.
Both senators are currently pushing for legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to mint 350,000 silver coins honoring soldiers and commemorating the construction of the Infantry Museum. Congress allows only two such coins to be minted each year.
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The legislation was passed in the U.S House on June 10 and is pending in the Senate. The coins could roll off the line in 2012 if signed into law.
Sales of the coins are expected to raise $3.5 million for the $104 million museum project.