Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Celebrate Day of the Deployed by Honoring Servicemembers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today encouraged North Dakotans to honor the nation’s deployed servicemembers by marking October 26, 2014, as Day of the Deployed. Hoeven introduced a resolution in the Senate to designate October 26 as Day of the Deployed. The resolution passed unanimously and calls on all Americans to reflect on and honor the service of members of the Armed Forces.

“The Senate once again passed a resolution designating October 26 as a day for our country to join together to honor and thank our servicemembers and their families,” said Hoeven. “To show our appreciation, I encourage North Dakotans to honor our deployed troops on this day through their thoughts, prayers or acts of service. Our military men and women represent the very best of our country, and it is fitting and right that we should express our thanks to them.”

Currently, more than 2.5 million people serve as members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those in the active duty, Guard and Reserve Components, with thousands of members deployed each year to 150 countries around the world.

As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on Oct. 26, 2006. Hoeven has continued to spearhead the effort in the Senate, sponsoring the first Senate resolution calling for a national Day of the Deployed in 2011.

The full text of the resolution is available here.