Happy Memorial Day

Senator Dean Heller
2017-05-29 13:10:42
Honoring Memorial Day This Memorial Day, our nation once again pays tribute to the brave men and women in our military who made the ultimate sacrifice. It’s important that we never lose sight of the price our fallen heroes – and their loved ones – paid to defend our freedoms. Every day that I am in Washington, D.C., I drive by the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery on my way to the U.S. Capitol. It is a humbling reminder of the valiant men and women from Nevada and across this nation who answered the call to serve and demonstrated the greatest love a person can have by laying down their lives for our country. Memorial Day also serves as a reminder that we need to do more to stand up for our nation’s veterans. As a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I am fighting every day on behalf of Nevada’s 300,000 veterans to see that the VA delivers on its promise. I work closely with our Veterans Advisory Councils – including the one here in Northern Nevada – to identify how we can fix the problems they’re seeing to make the VA system stronger.  For the veterans living near Reno, I want to ensure the local VA hospital is meeting their needs, which is why I passed legislation that was signed into law authorizing the VA to expand the Reno hospital. This major construction project allows the hospital to provide more outpatient care services, including primary care, with the addition of an eye clinic and a laboratory. We can also do a lot more to provide better care for women who have served this country. Earlier this year, I re-introduced legislation with Senator Patty Murray that requires the VA adapt to the specific needs of women veterans and expand medical services at VA hospitals. In addition to working on improving veterans’ access to care, I’m fighting to make sure that veterans who suffered injuries during service don’t face an unfair offset of their retired pay. That’s why I introduced bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the offset so that every veteran can receive both their retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation. I won’t be satisfied until the VA delivers on its promise and provides the best possible care and services to those in Nevada who have given up so much for us. Lastly, I want to express my gratitude to the Nevadans who are currently serving in our Armed Forces. I believe that the greatest honor we can bestow on all of our men and women in uniform and their families is to remember their enormous sacrifice. While we carry on the tradition of Memorial Day, let us never forget that we owe a debt that can never be fully repaid.  
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Honoring Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, our nation once again pays tribute to the brave men and women in our military who made the ultimate sacrifice. It’s important that we never lose sight of the price our fallen heroes – and their loved ones – paid to defend our freedoms.

Every day that I am in Washington, D.C., I drive by the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery on my way to the U.S. Capitol. It is a humbling reminder of the valiant men and women from Nevada and across this nation who answered the call to serve and demonstrated the greatest love a person can have by laying down their lives for our country.

Memorial Day also serves as a reminder that we need to do more to stand up for our nation’s veterans.

As a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I am fighting every day on behalf of Nevada’s 300,000 veterans to see that the VA delivers on its promise.

I work closely with our Veterans Advisory Councils – including the one here in Northern Nevada – to identify how we can fix the problems they’re seeing to make the VA system stronger. 

For the veterans living near Reno, I want to ensure the local VA hospital is meeting their needs, which is why I passed legislation that was signed into law authorizing the VA to expand the Reno hospital. This major construction project allows the hospital to provide more outpatient care services, including primary care, with the addition of an eye clinic and a laboratory.

We can also do a lot more to provide better care for women who have served this country. Earlier this year, I re-introduced legislation with Senator Patty Murray that requires the VA adapt to the specific needs of women veterans and expand medical services at VA hospitals.

In addition to working on improving veterans’ access to care, I’m fighting to make sure that veterans who suffered injuries during service don’t face an unfair offset of their retired pay. That’s why I introduced bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the offset so that every veteran can receive both their retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation.

I won’t be satisfied until the VA delivers on its promise and provides the best possible care and services to those in Nevada who have given up so much for us.

Lastly, I want to express my gratitude to the Nevadans who are currently serving in our Armed Forces.

I believe that the greatest honor we can bestow on all of our men and women in uniform and their families is to remember their enormous sacrifice. While we carry on the tradition of Memorial Day, let us never forget that we owe a debt that can never be fully repaid.  


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