December 11, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 195 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 722--DESIGNATING OCTOBER 26, 2018, AS ``DAY OF THE DEPLOYED''; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 195
(Senate - December 11, 2018)
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[Page S7437] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 722--DESIGNATING OCTOBER 26, 2018, AS ``DAY OF THE DEPLOYED'' Mr. HOEVEN (for himself, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Tester, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Peters) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 722 Whereas more than 2,100,000 individuals serve as members of the Armed Forces of the United States; Whereas several hundred thousand members of the Armed Forces rotate each year through deployments to more than 150 countries in every region of the world; Whereas several million members of the Armed Forces have deployed to the area of operations of the United States Central Command since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; Whereas the United States is kept strong and free by the loyal military personnel from the total force (the regular components, the National Guard, and the Reserves), who protect the precious heritage of the United States through their declarations and actions; Whereas members of the Armed Forces serving at home and abroad have courageously answered the call to duty to defend the ideals of the United States and to preserve peace and freedom around the world; Whereas the United States remains committed to easing the transition from deployment abroad to service at home for members of the Armed Forces and the families of the members; Whereas members of the Armed Forces personify the virtues of patriotism, service, duty, courage, and sacrifice; Whereas the families of members of the Armed Forces make important and significant sacrifices for the United States; and Whereas the Senate designated October 26 as ``Day of the Deployed'' in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates October 26, 2018, as ``Day of the Deployed''; (2) honors the deployed members of the Armed Forces of the United States and the families of the members; (3) calls on the people of the United States to reflect on the service of those members of the Armed Forces, wherever the members serve, past, present, and future; and (4) encourages the people of the United States to observe the Day of the Deployed with appropriate ceremonies and activities. ____________________