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SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY 2008 A DAY TO REMEMBER AND HONOR THE WOUNDED OF OUR ARMED FORCES
The Silver Star Families of America ^ | 4-26-08 | Steve Newton

Posted on 04/26/2008 2:11:30 PM PDT by Steve Newton

Last year 44 states, the District of Columbia and cities across the nation joined with the Silver Star Families of America to remember and honor our wounded and ill on May 1st.

This year the organization is hoping all 50 states will join with them but they are taking a more grass root approach to this May 1st to kick off Military Appreciation Month.


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KEYWORDS: armedforces; wounded
SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY 2008 A DAY TO REMEMBER AND HONOR THE WOUNDED OF OUR ARMED FORCES

Last year 44 states, the District of Columbia and cities across the nation joined with the Silver Star Families of America to remember and honor our wounded and ill on May 1st.

This year the organization is hoping all 50 states will join with them but they are taking a more grass root approach to this May 1st to kick off Military Appreciation Month.

Janie Orman, President of the SSFOA stated, “While we want every state to join with us, this year we are going to the cities and asking them to help. We wanted 50 cities across the United States to hold ceremonies and remember our honored wounded. And they are responding beyond our expectations.

“To date we have received proclamations from 44 states, the District of Columbia and over 89 cities. It has been a long time since I have seen such an outpouring of love and respect.”

The SSFOA is a banner organization, on the order of the Blue and Gold. To date they have given out thousands of Silver Star Service Banners and Certificates to our wounded all across the world and from all wars.

The tradition of the Silver Star Banner for the wounded and ill goes back to 1917 and lasted for years until it faded into history. They have brought back this tradition so that ever time someone sees a Banner in a window or a Silver Star Flag flying, that they remember the sacrifice of so many of our wounded. The Silver Star Service Banner and Flag has become the accepted symbol and flies at military hospitals, V.A. facilities and Combat Support Hospitals.

“We hope everyone will take a minute to reflect on the sacrifices of our wounded and ill Soldiers on May 1st. I also invite everyone to hold their own ceremonies or Banner presentations. Everyone can get involved.” Orman concluded.

The SSFOA can be contacted at: www.silverstarfamilies.org

1 posted on 04/26/2008 2:11:30 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton

Steve,
Thank you very much for posting this. I had contacted Silver Star Families of America almost two years ago as I began my work for our troops. However, it is time to re-connect again. Thank you for the reminder. Because of your article I hope to have an impact to promote the May 1st day in 2009 here in California.


2 posted on 05/03/2008 9:53:57 AM PDT by eaglesnest1 (there has always been a price for freedom and we are GRATEFUL to those who sacrifice so much for us)
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