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Missouri Senators Introducing Resolution To Honor Injured Military Service Members & Families

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNT (MO.)

Missouri Senators Introducing Resolution To Honor Injured Military Service Members & Families

Bipartisan Resolution Would Designate May 1, 2014 As “Silver Star Service Banner Day”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) are working together to pass a bipartisan resolution to honor America’s men and women in uniform who have been injured or become ill in service. The resolution would designate May 1, 2014, as national “Silver Star Service Banner Day” to recognize and thank our military service members and their families for their sacrifices.

Since 2011, the Missouri Senators have joined together every year to support similar bipartisan resolutions. In 2010, then-U.S. Representative Blunt introduced the House-passed version of the resolution. Blunt and McCaskill currently serve together as members of the U.S. Committee on Armed Services, and Blunt serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

“Our nation’s active duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military families make incredible sacrifices every day to protect America,” Blunt said. “I’m proud to support these efforts again, which recognizes the work of the Silver Star Families of America and honors our brave military heroes and their families for their continued sacrifices.”

“Silver Star Service Banner Day gives us an opportunity to give much-needed recognition to those who’ve sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today,” McCaskill said. “These men and women deserve the thanks of every American.”

Silver Star Families of America (SSFoA) is a national non-profit program headquartered in Clever, Missouri that remembers, honors, and assists members of the Armed Forces and their families from every branch of service and from all wars. SSFoA provides assistance to veterans who have suffered physical or emotional trauma from war and distributes Silver Star Flags and care packages to wounded veterans and their families.

The resolution expresses support for the designation of May 1, 2014, as national Silver Star Service Banner Day, calling on communities to hold commemorative ceremonies and to honor the sacrifices made by injured troops and their families.

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