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Shaheen, Cotton Seek to Establish National Warrior Call Day Ahead of Memorial Day

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) announced that they introduced a resolution to designate November 12, 2023, as National Warrior Call Day. As Americans observe Memorial Day by honoring service members who sacrificed their lives in defense of our country, the lawmakers want to emphasize building meaningful relationships with both those currently serving and veterans. These relationships can help fight mental illness and combat the epidemic of suicide among military members.

“Those who have taken the oath to defend our country deserve our support long after their service ends,” said Senator Shaheen. “This bipartisan resolution to designate a National Warrior Call Day will help to strengthen the relationship between veterans and civilians, providing them the support they earned during their years of service.”

“Americans can never fully pay back those who serve in defense of America. We can, however, make sure that active military members and veterans have access to the support they need after serving to lead active and healthy lives. This bipartisan resolution will raise awareness on the importance of building relationships with those who defend our freedom,” said Senator Cotton.

Co-sponsoring the resolution are Sens. John Boozman (R-AR), Bob Casey (D-PA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Thune (R-SD), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), John Fetterman (D-PA), John Tester (D-MT), Jackie Rosen (D-NV), James Risch (R-ID), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Resolution text is available here.