|Sponsor||Rep. Calvert, Ken|
|Date||May 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. 377 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) on April 29, 2009.
H.Res. 377 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors and recognizes the service and sacrifice that members of the Armed Forces and their families gave, and continue to give, to the United States;
• "Remains committed to supporting the members of the Armed Forces and their families;
• "Encourages Americans to show their support and appreciation for members of the Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day;
• "Commends the actions of private citizens and organizations who volunteer to support America's wounded warriors; and
• "Expresses the gratitude of the American people to the members of the Armed Forces for their service on behalf of the United States."
According to the resolution's findings, Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 in connection with the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, which this year is May 16, 2009. The purpose of Armed Forces Day is to honor the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, including National Guard and Reserve components.