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Hoeven introduces Senate resolution honoring Oct. 26 as ‘Day of the Deployed’

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate declaring today, Oc. 26, as the “Day of the Deployed,” a day to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who are and have been deployed on behalf of the United States Armed Forces. Hoeven was the first governor in the United States to support a formal proclamation declaring a Day of the Deployed in 2006, and has continued to lead the effort honoring the day in the U.S. Senate.

“Today we honor and pay thanks to the U.S. service members who are deployed throughout the world,” said Hoeven. “They have left the comforts of home, including their loved ones, to courageously protect our freedom and today, as much as every day, we are thankful for them and their families. Freedom is not free and our men and women in uniform cannot be thanked enough for their service and sacrifice. We wish each of them a safe return home.”

More than 2.1 million individuals currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, including those in the active duty, Guard and Reserve components. Several hundred thousand members rotate through deployments each year to 150 countries in every region of the world. Cosponsors of the resolution include Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Boozman, R-Ark..

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