Hoeven: Senate Declares October 26 as Day of the Deployed

Senator Introduced Resolution to Honor America’s Armed Forces Deployed Abroad

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Senate has again honored the men and women of the United States’ armed forces who are deployed by designating October 26th as the “Day of the Deployed.”

“Deployed service members and their loved ones make untold sacrifices in the service of our nation,” said Hoeven. “Today, on the Day of the Deployed, we honor those Americans who have left the comforts of home to bravely and willingly answer the call to serve. We pay tribute to these brave men and women, along with their families, and thank them for the many sacrifices they make on our behalf.” 

More than 2 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. 

As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006. Hoeven has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate, and in 2011 he sponsored the first Senate resolution calling for a national Day of the Deployed.