Hoeven Resolution Honors 'Day of the Deployed' on October 26

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed his resolution declaring October 26th as the “Day of the Deployed” to honor the men and women of the United States’ armed forces who are currently deployed. As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006 and has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate.

“The sacrifices that are made by those serving our great nation do not go unnoticed,” said Hoeven. “The Day of the Deployed is all about honoring those Americans who have left the comforts of home to bravely and willingly answer the call to serve. While we set aside this day to express our gratitude, every day we are reminded of the dedication of our servicemembers to protect our freedom and liberties. These men and women, as well as their families, cannot be thanked enough.”

This year’s resolution includes commitment from the U.S. in providing the fullest possible accounting for personnel missing from past conflicts ranging from WWII through current day conflicts. More than 2.1 million individuals currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, including those in the active duty, Guard and Reserve components. Several hundred thousand members are deployed each year to 150 countries around the world. 

Cosponsors of the resolution include Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The full text of the resolution is available here.