July 23, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley applauded Senate passage of their legislation permanently designating May 1 as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The measure honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families. The amendment was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate today.
“We must always do our part to honor the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our freedoms and keep our nation safe,” said Senator Blunt. “Those who suffered injury or illness in 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 the families who stand beside them - for the many sacrifices they have made in their service to our nation.”
Senator Hawley said, “I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in honoring of some of the best and bravest among us who have chosen to put their lives and well-being on the line in service of our country. We should celebrate our veterans who have made such incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms and way of life.”
Silver 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.