Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day of the Deployed Goes National Again

Once again, Senator John Hoeven stepped up to ensure that Day of the Deployed (October 26) is a national day of honor for America's deployed military personnel and their families. 

In 2011, Senator Hoeven partnered with fellow senators to pass Senate Resolution 253, designating October 26, 2011 as "Day of the Deployed," to "encourage Americans to reflect on the sacrifices of those who are deployed around the world. 

Senate Resolution 581, Designating October 26, 2012 as Day of the Deployed, was submitted by Senators Hoeven, Conrad, Roberts, Boozman and Blunt, and passed by unanimous consent on September 22, 2012.  It reads in part:
Resolved, that the Senate (1) honors the members of the United States Armed Forces who are deployed; (2) calls on the people of the United States to reflect on the service of those members of the United States Armed Forces, wherever they serve, past, present and future;  (3) designates October 26, 2012, as "Day of the Deployed"; and (4) encourages the people of the United States to observe "Day of the Deployed" with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Day of the Deployed has been celebrated every October 26 since 2006.  It’s a time for Americans to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to flag and country, and to honor the brave men and women in uniform who are selflessly putting their lives on the line to protect and preserve America. 
For more about Day of the Deployed and how you can get involved, click here!