July 8, 2020

Young Joins Gold Star Week Resolution To Honor The Families Of The Fallen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, lastweek helped introduce a resolution designating Sept. 20-26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Gold Star Families Remembrance Week precedes Gold Star Mother’s Day, observed since 1936 on the last Sunday of September. The resolution would serve to provide an official time dedicated to the families of U.S. military servicemembers who lost their lives in service to the nation.

“Gold Star Families bear a burden that most of us cannot fully understand, yet they are patriots who are devoted to America and selflessly work to honor the memories of their fallen family members. A week of remembrance is the least we can do to thank them for their sacrifice and courage,” said Senator Young.

Senator Young was joined by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Jackie Rosen (D-Nev.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as original cosponsors of the 2020 resolution.

In setting aside Sept. 20-26 as a week of remembrance for Gold Star families, the resolution encourages Americans to perform acts of service and good will to honor “the families of members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to defense freedom and protect the United States, and the families of veterans of the Armed Forces.”

A copy of the 2020 Gold Star Families Remembrance Week resolution is available here.