DAV Mourns Passing of Sen. Harry Reid

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Together with his family and friends, the people of Nevada and the nation, DAV mourns the passing of Sen. Harry Reid, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 82. The former Senate Majority Leader retired in 2016, having served as a long-time and influential supporter of critical veterans legislation during his five terms in the Senate. In 2007 and again in 2014, he helped to enact Advance Appropriations legislation as part of DAV’s “Stand Up for Veterans” and “Keep the Promise” campaigns, respectively. Under his leadership as majority leader, he helped usher numerous veterans bills through to passage, including the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which has given critical support to thousands of family caregivers for severely disabled veterans. In addition to his many legislative accomplishments, Sen. Reid also leaves behind a legacy of serving the veterans he represented back home. For example, In 2009, Sen. Reid helped to secure the long-overdue Purple Heart Medal for a Nevada DAV member, personally presenting the award to the Vietnam veteran more than four decades after it was earned. We offer our gratitude for Sen. Reid’s many years of dedicated public service and our most sincere condolences to the Reid family. May he rest in peace.