April 05, 2021

Manchin, Burr Lead Resolution Designating April 5th As Gold Star Wives Day

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Richard Burr (R-NC) led a resolution to designate today, April 5, 2021, as Gold Star Wives Day to honor members of the Gold Star Wives of America. The Senate passed the bipartisan resolution by unanimous consent.

“America will never be able to repay our brave patriots and their families who have paid the ultimate price to protect their fellow Americans. Gold Star families and spouses have sacrificed so much for their country, and I can only imagine the pain that comes from losing your partner in the line of duty. I am proud to lead this resolution recognizing April 5, 2021 as Gold Star Wives Day to honor their dedication and sacrifice to our country. I extend my deepest condolences and sincere thanks to every Gold Star family and spouse,” said Senator Manchin.

“For more than 75 years, the Gold Star Wives of America have tirelessly served the spouses and families of America’s fallen heroes,” said Senator Burr. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Gold Star families, who have given as much for our country as those in uniform. Marking today in their honor allows us to say ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.”

This resolution recognizes the contributions of Gold Star Wives and encourages the recognition of their dedicated services to families across the nation. On April 5, 1945, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt helped convene the first meeting of the Gold Star Wives of America, a Congressionally-chartered non-profit to acknowledge the incredible sacrifices of the families of those who died in service during World War II. To learn more about their organization, please visit their website here.

Bill text can be found here.