Source: United States Senator for Missouri Roy Blunt
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) announced that the Senate has unanimously passed their resolution to designate May 1, 2022, as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The resolution honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families.
“We owe an incredible amount of gratitude to the generations of Americans who have fought to defend the freedoms we hold dear,” said Blunt. “The men and women who suffered injury or illness from their service may carry those wounds for the rest of their lives. Silver Star Service Banner Day is an opportunity for all of us to take a moment to honor these heroes, and their families who share in their sacrifice, for all they have done for our nation.”
“Silver Star Service Banner Day honors the brave men and women who risked their lives for our country and carry the wounds of sacrifice,” said Hawley. “We are forever in debt to these heroes and thank them and their families for their service.”
Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) is a national non-profit program headquartered in Clever, Mo. The organization 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 illness or injury in the course of their service, and distributes Silver Star Flags and care packages to wounded veterans and their families.