H.Res. 855: Expressing support for designation of May 1 as "Silver Star Service Banner Day"

H.Res. 855

Expressing support for designation of May 1 as "Silver Star Service Banner Day"

Sponsor
Rep. Roy Blunt

Date
April 21, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 855 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on October 22, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 855 would resolve that the House of Representatives supports the designation of "Silver Star Service Banner Day" and calls upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Silver Star Service Banner has come to represent the members of the Armed Forces and veterans who were wounded or became ill in combat in the wars fought by the United States.