December 7, 2017
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement after the Interim Finance Committee’s unanimous, bipartisan approval of non-taxpayer settlement funds to construct and install the Battle Born Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen Warriors in Carson City on the Capitol Complex.
During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 230 authorizing the memorial. At its June 2017 meeting, the Nevada Veterans Service Commission voted unanimously on the design of the memorial, and will be spearheading its construction. The Office of the Nevada Attorney General has since pledged $300,000 in settlement monies to fund the monument:
“This monument will be a lasting tribute to those Nevadans among our bravest Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and liberties we enjoy today. My office is proud to assist our military and veterans wherever possible, and together with Governor Sandoval, I am committed to making Nevada the most military-friendly state in the country. This monument will honor our veterans and serve as a daily reminder of our State’s gratitude for their heroic actions and sacrifices.”
The settlement funds are from a multistate settlement reached in May 2017 with Johnson & Johnson regarding certain over-the-counter drugs.
AG Laxalt’s Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program continues to make an impact on the lives of our military heroes by providing Nevada’s military service members and veterans with pro bono civil legal services. With more than 150 Nevada attorneys assisting in this effort, the program is proud to have served over 2,300 veterans since its launch in November 2015. For more information about the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program or if you are an attorney who would like to volunteer, please call 775-684-1100 or visit nvagomla.nv.gov . The schedule of upcoming veterans workshops can be viewed here.