U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill today praised the Senate’s passage of a resolution sponsored by the Missouri Senators to honor the special sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform who experience injuries or become ill during combat service and in support of the military families of these service members. The bipartisan Senate resolution, which supports the designation of May 1st as national Silver Star Service Banner Day, is similar to a House resolution that passed earlier this year with the support of all of the members of Missouri’s Congressional Delegation in April.


U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill today praised the Senate’s passage of a resolution sponsored by the Missouri Senators to honor the special sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform who experience injuries or become ill during combat service and in support of the military families of these service members. The bipartisan Senate resolution, which supports the designation of May 1st as national Silver Star Service Banner Day, is similar to a House resolution that passed earlier this year with the support of all of the members of Missouri’s Congressional Delegation in April.

Silver Star Families of America (SSFoA) is a national non-profit program headquartered in Clever, Missouri that remembers, 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 physical or emotional trauma from war and distributes Silver Star Flags and care packages to wounded veterans and their families.  The House and Senate-passed resolutions support the creation of a national Silver Star Service Banner Day on May 1st calling on communities to hold commemorative ceremonies and to honor the sacrifices made by injured members of our Armed Forces and their families. More importantly, a national day would encourage grateful Americans to help the brave men and women in uniform who are now in need of assistance after returning home from combat.

Earlier this year, Missouri became the first state in the country to enact Silver Star Service Banner Day.  Since then, many states have followed suit and 1,847 cities and counties across the country have designated May 1st as Silver Star Service Banner Day.