Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay was 33 years old when he died on March 22 in Afghanistan.
The secretary also talked about a controversial new software the VA is developing, as well as working to lower veteran suicide.
The Department of Defense, which originally funded the clinic, has issued two more grants to help it expand treatment.
The stranded remains of Western Slope veterans were in storage for decades. On Thursday, a full military ceremony saw them finally laid to rest.
The settlement with earplug manufacturer 3M has focused attention on service-related hearing loss, one of the most common health problems among veterans.
Under the old appeals system, veterans had to wait - generally for years - for a hearing before the Board of Veterans Appeals.
Military Appreciation Day is an annual tradition at the state Capitol.
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center has a dedicated program to teach veterans photography. The results are on display now.
Crow's congressional class will have the largest amount of military veterans in about a decade.
At least 82,000 veterans have not received their housing allowances on time, including 1,500 at Colorado State University.