06.24.15

Burr Recognizes Military Caregivers

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Senators Murray (D-WA) and Blumenthal (D-CT), introduced a resolution recognizing the daisy as the flower for military caregivers:

"Military caregivers play an important role in caring for injured veterans, both physically and emotionally, and often at great personal sacrifice," Burr said. "The family members and loved ones who serve as primary caregivers are rarely acknowledged for their hard work and compassion. The daisy symbolizes unwavering loyalty and love and is a fitting symbol of military families and their sacrifices in sustaining our nation.”

Senator Burr’s Caregiver and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 was signed into law during the 111th Congress while Burr held the position of Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The Caregiver law strengthened the support for family caregivers of seriously disabled veterans, including training and certification required to meet the veteran's needs, access to ongoing support services, counseling and mental health services, respite care, medical care, and a monthly personal caregiver allowance. Read more here

Read the text of the resolution here