03.02.10

Burr Thanked for ‘Going to Bat’ for Disabled Vets

DAV awards Burr for his work improving veterans health care

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, met with a group of 16 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter Commanders and representatives from North Carolina in his Washington office. The group presented Senator Burr with an award on behalf of DAV in appreciation of his leadership in ensuring that sufficient and predictable funding be provided for the health care services for America's veterans. The award, a DAV baseball bat, is inscribed with the Senator's name, title, and a brief message of appreciation concluding with "Thank you for going to bat for veterans."

"DAV is a great champion for the many issues facing our nation's veterans today, and I am honored to accept this award," Senator Burr said. "As Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, I will continue to work with DAV and other veterans service organizations to provide the services and access to health care that America's veterans earned through their service and sacrifice."

DAV is a 1.2 million-member charity dedicated to improving the lives of America's disabled veterans and their families. The group was founded in 1920 by disabled World War I veterans. In 1932, DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of America's wartime disabled veterans.