SENATE RESOLUTION 121--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MAY 1, 2013, AS ``SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY''
(Senate - April 25, 2013)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 121--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MAY 1, 
              2013, AS ``SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY''

  Mrs. McCASKILL (for herself and Mr. Blunt) submitted the following 
resolution, which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 121

       Whereas the Senate has always honored the sacrifices made 
     by the wounded and ill members of the Armed Forces;
       Whereas the Silver Star Service Banner has come to 
     represent the members of the Armed Forces and veterans who 
     were wounded or became ill in combat in the wars fought by 
     the United States;
       Whereas the Silver Star Families of America was formed to 
     help the American people remember the sacrifices made by the 
     wounded and ill members of the Armed Forces by designing and 
     manufacturing Silver Star Service Banners and Silver Star 
     Flags for that purpose;
       Whereas the sole mission of the Silver Star Families of 
     America is to evoke memories of the sacrifices of members and 
     veterans of the Armed Forces on behalf of the United States 
     through the presence of a Silver Star Service Banner in a 
     window or a Silver Star Flag flying;
       Whereas the sacrifices of members and veterans of the Armed 
     Forces on behalf of the United States should never be 
     forgotten; and
       Whereas May 1, 2013, is an appropriate date to designate as 
     ``Silver Star Service Banner Day'': Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate supports the designation of May 
     1, 2013, as ``Silver Star Service Banner Day'' and calls upon 
     the people of the United States to observe the day with 
     appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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