Hoeven Honors Service Members, Families on Day of the Deployed
BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today thanked the nation’s deployed service members and their families for their courage and commitment to country at the Sixth Annual Day of the Deployed ceremony at Bismarck State College.
“Our men and women in uniform bravely and willingly answer the call to serve our nation. We are extremely grateful to them and their loved ones for all of the sacrifices they make on our behalf. These brave Americans are in our thoughts and prayers not only on this Day of the Deployed, but every day,” said Hoeven.
On Oct. 26, 2006, in conjunction with Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit organization that supports military members and their families, then-Governor Hoeven proclaimed the first Day of the Deployed in the state and the nation. The Day of the Deployed pays tribute to the nation’s men and women in uniform serving at home and abroad, as well as their families. North Dakota was the first state to observe the Day of the Deployed, but by 2010, 40 states had proclaimed a Day of the Deployed.
Building on his work as governor, Senator Hoeven introduced Senate Resolution 295, which calls on all Americans to observe the Day of the Deployed and show support and gratitude to the nation’s deployed service members and their families. The resolution unanimously passed in the Senate Oct. 17.
“It’s wonderful to have a day that is truly about our service members and their families,” said Hoeven. “While we can never thank them enough, the Day of the Deployed is a gesture to show our gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifices.”
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