April 30, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed their resolution designating May 1, 2021, as Silver Star Service Banner Day. Silver Star Service Banner Day honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families.
“The freedom and security that we enjoy every day as Americans would not be possible without the innumerable sacrifices of our military men and women,” said Blunt. “Those who suffered injury or illness from their service may carry their wounds for the rest of their lives. I encourage every American to take a moment to honor and thank these heroes and their families.”
“Every day brave men and women selflessly risk their lives to defend our country, many without recognition,” said Hawley. “Those injured from their service make an unfathomable sacrifice in exchange for our freedoms. I am grateful for their service and urge everyone to join me in honoring those service members, veterans, and their families.”
Star Families of America (SSFOA) is a national non-profit program headquartered
in Clever, Mo. The organization honors and assists members of the Armed Forces
and their families from every branch of service and from all wars. SSFOA
provides assistance to veterans who have suffered illness or injury in the
course of their service and distributes Silver Star Flags and care packages to
wounded veterans and their families.