Burr and Manchin Lead Senate Resolution to Designate April 5th ‘Gold Star Wives Day’

April 5, 2021

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R- NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), honored members of the Gold Star Wives of America, after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution led by the Senators to designate April 5, 2021, as “Gold Star Wives Day.”

Since 1945, the Gold Star Wives of America has provided support and services to thousands of widows and survivors of fallen military members.

The bipartisan resolution was passed on March 15 by unanimous consent.

“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.”

“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.

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.

This resolution recognizes the contributions of Gold Star Wives and encourages the recognition of their dedicated services to families across the nation. The full text of the Senate resolution is available here.