Skip to comments.Silver Star Families of America Gathers Support for May 1st, Silver Star Service Banner Day
Posted on 04/14/2009 1:50:37 PM PDT by Steve Newton
Over 1000 cities and counties across the United States have signed Proclamations for Wounded and Ill
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Since 2005, the Silver Star Families of America have been working to remember, honor and assist the wounded and ill of our Armed Forces. Since the time they were founded, no other organization has affected the Nation in such a way as they have. Single handedly this small organization that has grown from a group of 8 people to a nationwide organization of thousands and has brought the Silver Star Service Banner to the forefront as THE symbol of the wounded and ill of our Armed Forces. At the same time they have done the unthinkable. They have started a national holiday. Picking May 1st as Silver Star Banner Day, for the purpose of remembering and honoring our wounded and ill was a bold move. They combined the day with Loyalty Day and the start of Military Appreciation month. What better way to show your loyalty than to honor and remember our wounded and ill? said Steve Newton, founder of the organization. In 2008, 46 states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands and almost 200 cities and towns across the United States issued proclamations in support of Silver Star Banner Day. Working for May 1st of 2009, the organization has focused on having city mayors and county officials join with them in remembering the wounded and ill and have already reached their goal with over 650 cities and towns making the day PERMANENT. 18 states have also signed on with a vast majority expected before May 1st. Newton continued by saying, Never again will our ill and wounded be forgotten. On May 1st of every year, hundreds of communities across this great nation will hold ceremonies and events to honor those who have given so much. With just a few days left the organization is pulling out all the stops to make sure that this is the biggest grass root thank you the wounded and ill have ever received. If they reach their goal of all 50 states and 1000 cities and counties signing proclamations in support of Silver Star Banner Day, it will be an unprecedented and even historic event. Getting 1000 cities to agree on one thing is amazing in itself. But apparently this organization has faith: Faith that no matter what your political bent, your color or religion, we can all agree that our wounded and ill Armed Force members need to be remembered. To support this organization go to: www.silverstarfamilies.org
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