Senators Knezek, Bieda, Horn, Conyers, Gregory, Nofs, MacGregor, Schmidt, Jones, Hansen, Colbeck, Hertel, Hopgood, Emmons, O'Brien, Young, Warren, Hune, Proos, Rocca, Marleau and Booher offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 8.

A resolution to commemorate February 1, 2017, as Blue Star Mother's Day.

Whereas, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., is a national organization of mothers whose sons and daughters serve honorably in the nation's armed forces; and

Whereas, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., was founded in Flint, Michigan, in 1942; and

Whereas, The purposes and activities of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., include all of the following:

         Perpetuating the memory of the men and women who have served our country as members of the armed forces;

         Welcoming home returning veterans;

         Visiting wounded veterans in hospitals and rehabilitation centers;

         Assisting in veterans ceremonies;

         Attending patriotic rallies and meetings;

         Maintaining true allegiance to the government of the United States;

         Upholding the American institutions of freedom, justice, and equal rights;

         Caring for the unsupported mothers who gave their sons and daughters to the service of the nation; and

         Providing moral support for members.

; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body commemorate February 1, 2017, as Blue Star Mother's Day in the state of Michigan. We recognize the contributions that Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., has made to our state and nation.