October 26th marks National Day of the Deployed- a day to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from.
National Day of the Deployed was founded in 2006 by Shelle Michaels Aberle. Ms. Aberle approached then North Dakota Governor, John Hoeven, for support of a North Dakota Proclamation for the day. Governor Hoeven was the first Governor in the United States to note the deployed troops in a formal proclamation.
October 26th was chosen by Aberle‚Äôs cousin, David Hosna, who was deployed to Iraq from Kaiserslautern, Germany.
‚ÄúOur U.S. service men and women currently deployed, along with their loved ones, make untold sacrifices as they serve our nation,‚Äù said Hoeven. ‚ÄúA national Day of the Deployed pays tribute to their commitment to our country and their work to protect our freedoms. We want to ensure that our military members and their loved ones know of our appreciation and support b
efore, during and after their service.‚Äù
On Oct. 26, 2006, then-Governor Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed in support of Soldiers‚Äô Angels, a nonprofit organization that aids deployed American military personnel and their families.
Please take a moment today to recognize and celebrate America‚Äôs heroes: our men and women in uniform. We are forever grateful and they deserve our thanks.