Continuing To Change The Face Of A Nation
Silver Star Families of America eaches halfway point In proclamation campaign goal.
By: Cathy Storey, Director of Public Relations
In 2008 the Silver Star Families of America began a campaign to request all 50 states and 5000 cities and counties across the country to issue proclamations recognizing our military wounded, ill and dying on May 1st of every year. The goal seemed lofty if not downright impossible. Today however, it was announced that the organization is over halfway to meeting this goal.
According to National President of Silver Star Families of America, Sunshine Roth, the total of signed proclamations, now stands at 49 states, over 2,750 cities and counties, Guam, Saipan, the U.S Virgin Islands and several Indian tribal nations. Mrs. Roth stated, " North Dakota has been a leader in encouraging support within their state of the Silver Star Families goal. " The state of Missouri has also enacted a law proclaiming May 1st as Silver Star Service Banner Day, and resolutions are in both Houses of Congress to proclaim the date as a national day of recognition.
“We knew when we started this project it would take us a while. But we underestimated the outpouring of love and respect this Nation has shown our military service members. We want everyone in the country to stop on Silver Star Service Banner Day and remember the wounded, ill and dying,” stated Mrs. Roth.
The Silver Star Families of America is a nation-wide, non-profit organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to the recognition and support of those actively serving, as well as veteran's of the Armed Forces, who have been wounded in service, or are ill, or dying. Membership in the organization is open to the public. For more information on the Silver Star Families of America and their programs please visit www.silverstarfamilies.org .
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The mission of the Silver Star Families of America is to remember, honor and assist the wounded of our Armed Forces