Blunt, Hawley Mark Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 01, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley marked Silver Star Service Banner Day, which honors our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families. Last month, the senators introduced and the Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating May 1st as Silver Star Service Banner Day.

“We would not have the freedoms we enjoy as Americans without the innumerable sacrifices our military men and women, and their families, have made on our behalf,” said Blunt. “Service members put their lives on the line and some may carry wounds or illness from their service for the rest of their lives. Silver Star Service Banner Day is an opportunity for Americans to honor these heroes and the loved ones who share in their sacrifice.”

“Our veterans are American heroes. They were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, our ideals, and our freedom. For some, that sacrifice is felt every day through the wounds and illness they received during their service,” said Hawley. “Silver Star Service Banner Day is an opportunity to come together as Americans to honor these brave men and women and their families.”

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.