Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA) introduced a resolution to establish National Warrior Call Day, which would be observed on November 21, 2021.
National Warrior Call Day would be designed to encourage all Americans to reach out to service members who risk or have risked their lives in defense of our communities or nation and offer them thanks and support, especially in the wake of the increasing suicide rates that we’re seeing among veterans. The full text of the resolution can be read here.
Upon introduction of the resolution, Rep. Cheney issued the following statement:
“Our warriors are heroes. Whether it’s on our streets at home or on battlefields in faraway lands, they risk their lives to preserve our American way of life. Their willingness to put themselves in harm’s way in defense of our freedom deserves to be honored everyday by all Americans. Sponsoring a resolution in support of National Warrior Call Day is an important way to make sure that these brave men and women know that their service to our country is not only appreciated beyond measure, but that it is never forgotten. By establishing this day and encouraging Americans to reach out to those who have worn or are wearing the uniform, we can save lives and protect those who have done so much to protect us.” -Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Rep. Luria also issued the below statement in support of the resolution:
“Our nation owes a profound debt to the service members and veterans who risked their lives in defense of our homeland and our values. We can all show our gratitude on National Warrior Call Day, where we pick up the phone and remind an active duty service member or veteran in our lives that we value their service and their contributions here at home. Connecting with someone who wears or once wore the uniform is proven to help alleviate PTSD and it’s my hope this resolution will raise awareness around the many challenges our service members face as they transition to civilian life. One phone call can make the difference, and all of us have it in our power to make a real impact in the lives of countless American heroes.” -Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
In addition to Reps. Cheney and Luria, Rep. John Carter (R-TX) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) are signing on to this legislation as an original co-sponsors.