April 16, 2021

Senator Warren, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Service of Military Retirees

Text of the Resolution (PDF)

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan group of 7 senators today and introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021 as Military Retiree Appreciation Day to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately 2.1 million retired servicemembers across the United States.

The week of April 18-24, 2021 is designated as National Volunteer Week and many of the military retirees continue their lifelong service as dedicated volunteers in their local communities. This week offers an opportunity to pay tribute to retirees' continued dedicated service.

"All three of my brothers served in the military, and they taught me about the importance of honoring our retired servicemembers who have made sacrifices to protect our country," Senator Warren said. "This bipartisan resolution will ensure that millions of veterans and retired servicemembers continue to be commemorated for their life-long and continued dedicated service."

Original co-sponsors include Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.).