May 19, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 94 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 585--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MAY 1, 2020, AS ``SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY''; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 94
(Senate - May 19, 2020)
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[Pages S2506-S2507] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 585--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MAY 1, 2020, AS ``SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY'' Mr. BLUNT (for himself and Mr. Hawley) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 585 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 people of the United States 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 made by members of the Armed Forces and veterans 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 made by members of the Armed Forces and veterans on behalf of the United States should never be forgotten; and [[Page S2507]] Whereas May 1, 2020, is an appropriate date to designate as ``Silver Star Service Banner Day'': Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) supports the designation of May 1, 2020, as ``Silver Star Service Banner Day''; and (2) calls upon the people of the United States to observe Silver Star Service Banner Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. ____________________