Bill Text: MI SB0119 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Holidays; other; "Blue Star Mothers Day"; designate as February 1. Creates new act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - Referred To Committee On Families, Seniors, And Veterans [SB0119 Detail]

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February 21, 2019, Introduced by Senators OUTMAN, BULLOCK, HERTEL, WOJNO, HORN, DALEY, BARRETT, HOLLIER, ZORN, RUNESTAD, JOHNSON, THEIS, ANANICH, POLEHANKI, MACGREGOR, CHANG, LUCIDO and SCHMIDT and referred to the Committee   on Families, Seniors, and Veterans.




     A bill to designate February 1 of each year as "Blue Star


Mothers Day".




     Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that Blue Star Mothers of


America, Inc. is a national organization of mothers whose sons and


daughters serve honorably in the nation's armed forces. Blue Star


Mothers of America, Inc. was founded in Flint, Michigan, in 1942.


The purposes and activities of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.


include all of the following:


     (a) Perpetuating the memory of the men and women who have


served our country as members of the armed forces.


     (b) Welcoming home returning veterans.


     (c) Visiting wounded veterans in hospitals and rehabilitation



     (d) Assisting in veterans' ceremonies.


     (e) Attending patriotic rallies and meetings.


     (f) Maintaining true allegiance to the government of the


United States.


     (g) Upholding the American institutions of freedom, justice,


and equal rights.


     (h) Caring for the unsupported mothers who gave their sons and


daughters to the service of the nation.


     (i) Providing moral support for members.


     (2) In recognition of the contributions that Blue Star Mothers


of America, Inc. has made to our state and nation, the legislature


declares that February 1 of each year shall be known as "Blue Star


Mothers Day".


     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the


date it is enacted into law.