(LAS VEGAS, NEV.) - John McCain will address the 87th Annual Convention of Disabled American Veterans at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas today.
He will be introduced by the group's national commander, Rob Reynolds, a veteran injured in a parachute accident while assigned to the U.S. Army Special Forces. Reynolds underwent multiple surgeries for his condition and was honorably discharged from service in 1990.
In a press release from DAV, Reynolds says both candidates for president need to understand that the United States has what he calls an "overburdened, inadequately funded VA health care system" and is looking to hear "realistic" plans from both parties.
According to the DAV's website, Barack Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii with his family this week, will not be attending and has instead provided a taped message.