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Senators Cotton, Shaheen introduce resolution to deem November 12, 2023 as National Warrior Call Day

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) recently 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 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.

Co-sponsoring the resolution are Sens. John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), John Thune (R-South Dakota), Mark Kelly (D-Arizona), John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado), John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania), John Tester (D-Montana), Jackie Rosen (D-Nevada), James Risch (R-Idaho), John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), Eric Schmitt (R-Missouri), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida).

“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.

“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 Senator Shaheen.

Resolution text may be found here.

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