MISSOURI CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION HONORS SACRIFICES MADE BY ARMED FORCES, SUPPORTS MILITARY FAMILIES
H. Res 855
Delegation Introduces Resolution to Declare May 1st National Silver Star Service Banner Day
S. Res 320
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Missouri Congressional Delegation today introduced a resolution to honor the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and in support of our military families. Introduced in both the House and Senate, the resolution would declare May 1st national Silver Star Service Banner Day. FULL ARTICLE
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NMI to display Silver Star Flag
By Nazario Rodriguez Jr.
Saipan Mayor Juan B. Tudela will sign this Saturday a proclamation honoring the Silver Star Families of America at the Army Reserve in Puerto Rico.
The ceremony will start at 9:30am. Tudela will present the flag to Maj. Greg Sablan. The flag will be displayed at the center 24-7.
This will be the first time that Tudela will sign a proclamation of this nature, according to public information officer Tony Benavente.
“This day had been set aside by a group of military families to remember all the injured and fallen soldiers of all the branches of the U.S. military,” Benavente said.
All families of injured and fallen soldiers are invited to join the event.
Wounded, ill veterans get support from Silver Stars
by Christopher Johnson
Days of remembrance offer a salute to the brave men and women who gave their lives for America. Whether it is World War II or the current war in Iraq, Americans honor those brave soldiers with holidays every year. But where is a day for wounded or ill veterans who also risk their lives? Their day of honor might finally be realized.
Founded on April 11, 2005, the Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) organization is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded, ill and their families. Its goal is to recognize the sacrifice of those wounded or taken ill during combat, and to remember their efforts by honoring them with the Silver Star Banner. The group advocates for the wounded and ill, and assists in educating their families and the public concerning their plight.
“Our mission is to recognize all veterans wounded or ill no matter what branch of the Armed Forces,” said Steve Newton, cofounder of the SSFOA. “With many types of life-changing illnesses caused by the war zone, we strive to help out however we can.”
SSFOA touches the lives of the wounded, ill and families of all branches of service and wars. The Silver Star Flag and Banner are symbols of remembrance and honor for those wounded or incurring illnesses during combat while honorably serving in the United States Armed Forces. It may be displayed or flown at anytime, not just wartime, by families as well as their wounded and ill service members. It is SSFOA’s wish that all of America never forgets the sacrifice of service members.
SSFOA is asking the nation’s counties to show support for wounded service members by issuing proclamations or passing resolutions. Forty-six states, the Virgin Islands, District of Columbia and more than 200 cities thus far have signed proclamations declaring May 1 “Silver Star Day.” (See sample resolution on this page)
States are also giving signature endorsement that establishes the Silver Star Flag and Banner as the permanent official symbol for the wounded and ill. In addition to the Silver Star Banner presentations, SSFOA assists wounded and ill and families through programs geared to help the healing process.
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HR 855 AND SR 32O MAKING MAY 1 SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY
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