SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 120
(Senate - August 04, 2009)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 237--COMMENDING BLUE STAR FAMILIES FOR SUPPORTING 
MILITARY FAMILIES AND INCREASING AWARENESS OF THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF 
                             MILITARY LIFE

  Mr. WARNER submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
the Committee on Armed Services.

                              S. Res. 237

       Whereas more than 1,000,000 United States troops have 
     served in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
     including members of the National Guard and Reserve,
       Whereas the millions of immediate family members of United 
     States servicemembers, including spouses, children, and 
     parents, have contributed and sacrificed as well;
       Whereas the families of each servicemember contribute 
     vitally to the strength of the United States Armed Forces;
       Whereas military families, often facing significant 
     challenges such as long separations from loved ones and 
     frequent household moves, are civilians who serve in support 
     of United States servicemembers;
       Whereas Blue Star Families is an organization of family 
     members of active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members 
     of the Armed Forces serving during war time, and connects 
     military families with civilian communities, increases 
     awareness of the unique challenges of military life, and 
     provides morale and support for military families; and
       Whereas, in order for military families to continue to 
     support servicemembers during this extended period of 
     conflict, the Senate and people of the United States should 
     support military families: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) recognizes the sacrifices made by Blue Star Families as 
     members of military families and as an organization dedicated 
     to all military families and improving the welfare of the 
     United States;
       (2) commends the patriotic efforts of Blue Star Families;
       (3) commends, and offers sincere thanks to, all 
     servicemembers and military families; and

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       (4) urges the people of the United States to acknowledge 
     the inspirational sacrifices of military families.

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