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Senate Unanimously Passes Blunt, McCaskill Resolution To Honor Injured Military Service Members & Families

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) today applauded the unanimous passage of a bipartisan resolution to honor America’s men and women in uniform who have been injured or become ill in service. The resolution designates today, 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. Senate Committee on Armed Services, and Blunt serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

“I’m pleased to work with Senator McCaskill as we continue our tradition of designating this special day to support the honorable work of the Silver Star Families of America and encourage communities across the country to thank our brave military heroes,” Blunt said. “Our nation’s active duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military families make incredible sacrifices so that we may be free. We owe these men and women a great debt of gratitude – today and every day.”

“Our brave men and women in uniform have earned our praise and gratitude,” McCaskill said. “We’re calling on communities from all across this nation to honor the sacrifices made by injured troops and their families. It’s thanks to their most sacred commitment that the rest of us can enjoy the freedoms that make America the greatest country on earth.”

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 Senate-passed 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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