National Day of Honor Recognition

National VFW - 10/9/2017

Secretary of VA Dr. David Shulkin was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s inaugural commemoration of the National Day of Honor for American Veterans Disabled for Life. The commemoration took place at the American Veterans Disabled for Life memorial in Washington, D.C., exactly three years to the date of its opening. The memorial –– to which the VFW donated $100,000 toward construction –– recognizes the nation’s 4.2 million disabled veterans. The congressional resolution leading to the National Day of Honor was introduced by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and former House Committee on VA Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.). The resolution was included in the Veterans Health Improvement Act of 2016, which became law last December.