Kuster Introduces Resolution To Honor Gold Star Families
Washington, September 22, 2023
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH), alongside Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), introduced the Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Resolution with House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) and Rep. Scott Franklin (R-FL). The resolution establishes a national week to honor the sacrifices made by families of U.S. military servicemembers who lost their lives in service to the nation and designates September 24th to 30th, 2023, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.
“Our Gold Star families represent the best our country has to offer – we owe it to them to remember their fallen loved one and honor the incredible sacrifice they have made,” said Rep. Kuster. “As we recognize Gold Star Families Remembrance Week, we recommit ourselves to always standing with our military families and the brave American servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
“Our servicemembers and their families have sacrificed so much for our country. We not only owe our fallen military heroes an enormous debt, but we owe their families whom they left behind,” said Rep. Newhouse. “During Gold Star Families Remembrance Week, we honor the surviving families by recognizing their immense sacrifice and ensure our nation’s fallen heroes will always be remembered.”
“The tremendous sacrifice that our Gold Star Families have made on behalf of our nation should never go unrecognized,” said Chairman Bost. “I commend my colleague and friend, Rep. Newhouse, for introducing a bill to designate the week of September 24th through September 30th as Gold Star Family Remembrance Week. This dedication will strengthen the promise we have made to the surviving spouses and families of our fallen heroes that they will never be forgotten.”
"As a husband, father and career Naval officer, I know serving our country is a sacrifice made by the whole family, especially for Gold Star Families,” said Rep. Franklin. “I’m proud to join Rep. Newhouse in honoring these brave Americans who lost their loved ones in action."
The following Members are primary co-sponsors of the legislation:
Reps. Carbajal (D-CA), Carter (R-GA), Castor (D-FL), Cline (R-VA), Costa (D-CA), Crenshaw (R-TX), Davids (D-KS), De La Cruz (R-TX), Ellzey (R-TX), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Franklin (R-GA), Graves (R-MO), Green (R-TN), Guest (R-MS), Hudson (R-NC), Johnson (R-OH), Kean (R-NJ), Kiggans (R-VA), Kiley (R-CA), Kilmer (D-WA), Kim (D-NJ), Larsen (D-WA), Mace (R-SC), Manning (D-MI), McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Miller (R-OH), Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Murphy (R-NC), Nunn (R-IA), Pfluger (R-TX), Philips (D-MN), Rouzer (R-NC), Smith (R-NJ), Stefanik (R-NY), Strickland (D-WA), Tenney (R-NY), Thompson (R-PA), Torres (D-CA), Van Drew (R-NJ), Vargas (D-CA), Williams (R-TX), and Zinke (R-MT).
Click here to read the full text of the bill.