Boozman, Cotton, Shaheen, Colleagues Seek to Establish National Warrior Call Day Ahead of Memorial Day
May 25 2023
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently introduced a resolution to designate November 12, 2023, as “National Warrior Call Day.” As Americans observe Memorial Day by honoring servicemembers who sacrificed their lives in defense of our country, the lawmakers’ measure emphasizes the importance of forming meaningful relationships with both those currently serving and veterans. Such relationships can help fight against mental illness and the epidemic of suicide among military members past and present.
“Those who wear our nation’s uniform need support from their peers and loved ones to ensure their mental health is always a priority. National Warrior Call Day offers every American the opportunity to connect with servicemembers or veterans they know to show their concern for these heroes’ well-being and help highlight the services and care available to them,” Boozman said.
“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 Cotton.
“Those who have taken the oath to defend our country deserve our support long after their service ends. 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,” said Shaheen.
Along with Boozman, Cotton and Shaheen, Sens. 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), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Jim 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), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) cosponsored the resolution.Resolution text can be found here.