05.23.06

Burr to Travel to Normandy on Memorial Day

Will join VA Secretary and Senators on tour of military cemeteries in Europe and North Africa

Washington, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced he will join U.S. Senator Larry Craig, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on a tour of military cemeteries in Europe and North Africa and will be in Normandy, France to commemorate Memorial Day.

On Memorial Day, Senator Burr and the delegation will visit Omaha Beach in France and lay a wreath in honor of the American servicemen who gave their lives at Normandy.

"I look forward to commemorating Memorial Day at Normandy. It is a reminder of the great sacrifices our soldiers have made so we may live in freedom in the United States," Senator Burr said.

Senators Specter (R-PA) and Isakson (R-GA), both members of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will be on the trip as will Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson and Brigadier General John W. Nicholson, Ret., Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Senator Burr serves on the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. He introduced the Services to Prevent Veterans Homelessness Act to provide services to help keep low-income veterans in permanent housing and the Veterans Outreach Improvement Act which provides grants for the VA to partner with state and local governments to increase outreach to veterans and their families on benefits.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov


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