Earlier this month, Senators Reverend Warnock, Hyde-Smith introduced the bipartisan resolution designating September 24-30 as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week
This is the third year the Senators have collaborated on this resolution to honor the contributions and sacrifices of the families of America’s fallen servicemembers
Senator Reverend Warnock: “It’s our duty as a nation to take care of our military families, and that includes the families of fallen servicemembers who should never be forgotten”
Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution led by Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) to designate next week, the week of September 24-30, 2023, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week. The resolution, which is supported by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), provides the nation a specific time to honor the sacrifices made by families of U.S. military servicemembers who lost their lives in service to the nation. Senator Warnock is a longtime advocate for Gold Star families, and this is his third consecutive year offering this bipartisan resolution to honor these courageous families.
“It’s our duty as a nation to take care of our military families, and that includes the families of fallen servicemembers who should never be forgotten,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Our servicemembers and military families represent the best among us, and I am honored to have once again worked with my colleague Senator Hyde-Smith on a bipartisan resolution that formally recognizes our Gold Star families and their sacrifice for our country.”
The Gold Star Families Remembrance Week resolution recognizes the loss and sacrifices of families in support of fallen members of the Armed Forces, as well as veterans. It encourages Americans to perform acts of community service and goodwill to honor these families. Commemoration of Gold Star Families Remembrance Week this year follows Gold Star Mother’s Day, which has been observed by presidential proclamation since 1936 on the last Sunday of September.
Click here to read the 2023 Gold Star Families Remembrance Week resolution spearheaded by Senators Warnock and Hyde-Smith.