Day of the Deployed
A growing nationwide movement (video), Day of the Deployed has been celebrated every October 26 since 2006. It’s a time for Americans to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to flag and country, and to honor the brave men and women in uniform who are selflessly putting their lives on the line to protect and preserve America.
Why a Day of the Deployed?
A day to honor the many selfless actions demanded of military members and their loved ones across the globe serves as a tangible reminder of the sacrifice being made in homes across America every day. Every deployment reflects the deep commitment of not only the deploying member, but of the many friends and loved ones who are left behind to aid in answering our nations call. Selfless men, women and children who are called upon to set aside their personal comfort and convenience to support the heroes they call mom, dad, father, mother, brother, sister or friend.
How You Can Participate
Each year on October 26, Soldiers’ Angels, local and state governments, and groups of volunteers arrange special events to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of deployed military personnel and their families. To get involved in your state or to host an event in coordination with your state captain, please contact DayoftheDeployed@soldiersangels.org or join us on Facebook.
In honor of Day of the Deployed, businesses are encouraged to display the proclamation and individuals are encouraged to honor a deployed service member in any way they can think of, such as assisting the hero's family with daily chores, raking leaves, watching their children, or adopting a hero, etc.
You can download a Soldiers' Angels Day of the Deployed logo, proclamation to print (pdf), a poem to be read at events, and a list of ideas for how to show your appreciation and support for deployed military personnel and their families. Also, please take the time to sign the petition to make Day of the Deployed a national day of honor. For more information, you can visit Day of the Deployed on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proclamation Day of the Deployed
WHEREAS, this nation is kept strong and free by the loyal citizens who preserve our precious heritage through their positives declaration and actions; and
WHEREAS, our deployed service members have courageously answered their nation’s call to service by defending our freedoms on foreign lands; and
WHEREAS, Americans are encouraged to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and honor the brave men and women currently deployed to protect and preserve our way of life; and
WHEREAS, since 2006 Soldiers' Angels has honored our deployed heroes with a day set aside in recognition of their hard work, dedication and commitment to the United States of America; and
NOW, THEREFORE, Soldiers’ Angels hereby proclaim October 26 as DAY OF THE DEPLOYED throughout the United States of America and where ever our service members are serving.Patti Patton-Bader, Soldiers' Angels Founder