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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 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.

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