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Titus Honors Nevada Senator Howard Cannon on the House Floor

May 14, 2015

Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to recognize and honor the life and legacy of former Nevada Senator Howard Cannon. Below are her remarks: 

“I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Nevada Senator Howard Cannon. 

“In 1982, I served as Senator Cannon’s faculty intern; and every day in my district office, I have the privilege of sitting behind his personal desk loaned to me by his daughter, Nancy Downey. It serves as a constant reminder of his many heroic acts. From delivering paratroopers in the lead plane on D-Day to passionately advocating for Nevada’s interests on the Senate Floor, Howard Cannon’s valor and courage are truly unmatched. 

“This June, Nancy will travel to France to cut the ribbon on the new extension of the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center which features her father’s restored C-47, the “Stoy Hora,” among other artifacts from the invasion. It is a fitting tribute to Senator Cannon and the brave men and women who risked or lost their lives so we can live in a safer world today.  

“The legacy of Howard Cannon cannot be summed up in one minute, Mr. Speaker, so I ask unanimous consent to submit for the record an article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, titled ‘Humble’ Air Warrior Had Crucial D-Day Job: France to honor late Senator Cannon.

“Thank you and I yield back.”