Sending Office: Honorable Robert E. Latta
Cosponsor Resolution Establishing Gold Star Families Remembrance Day
**Cosponsors: Axne, Banks, Byrne,
Fitzpatrick, Gabbard, Gallagher, Garamendi, Green, Hartzler,
Jones, Stefanik, Torres, Wilson**
On March 2, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law an Act of Congress that approved and funded the first pilgrimage for mothers and widows to the overseas graves of soldiers, sailors, and Marines who died during World War I. This law came about
following a sustained campaign undertaken by “Gold Star” Families to pressure Congress to give them the opportunity to honor the sacrifices of their loved ones who gave their lives for their country. In recognition of these efforts almost 90 years ago and
to ensure that the sacrifices of the families of the fallen members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States are never forgotten, I have reintroduced a resolution to establish “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”.
H.Res. 39 would support the designation of March 2, 2019 as the “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”. Specifically it would honor and recognize the sacrifices made by the families of members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave
their lives to defend freedom and protect America. Finally, it would encourage the people of the United States to observe “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day” by performing acts of service and good will in their communities, and celebrating the lives of those
who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others could continue to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Please join me by cosponsoring this important resolution that will honor our fallen service members and their families on the 90th anniversary of this historic legislation. Thank you for your consideration. To become a cosponsor, please contact
Mike Davin on my staff at (202) 225-6405, or
Robert E. Latta
Member of Congress
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