May 1st, 2016 is Silver Star Service Banner Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day was created by The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA); a 501(c) tax exempt organization dedicated to honoring and supporting wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America.
On April 21, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H Res. 855, a stand alone resolution, making the SSFOA Silver Star Service Banner official and making May 1 Silver Star Service Banner Day. On May 19, 2010 the United States Senate followed suit and approved Senate Resolution 534 and it was sent to the President of the United States.
On April 29th, 2011 the President of the United States Barack Obama issued this statement: “When our men and women in uniform return from deployment, it is our moral obligation and great honor to serve them as well as they served us. Our debt of gratitude extends to their families and friends, who embody the same qualities of bravery, sacrifice and duty exhibited by their loved ones. On Silver Star Service Banner Day, we recommit to caring for those who return to us wounded or ill, and we remain humbled by the heroic contributions they have made to our Nation.”