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5/18/2023 Senate unanimously passes 'Armed Forces Day' resolution introduced by Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz
STATE HOUSE, Providence, RI – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz introduced and the Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed a Resolution Honoring and Celebrating “Armed Forces Day” on May 20th, 2023, in the State of Rhode Island. The Resolution, S-1026, thanks each and every member of the United States military for their service and for the sacrifices they make for our nation.

Active duty members of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard were recognized on the Senate Floor in appreciation of their service.  Captain Marc R. Sennick represented the United States Coast Guard, Major Susan A. Mastrostefano represented the United States Army, Sergeant Cameron Joseph Cyr and Staff Sergeant Lauren Buxton represented the United States Marine Corps, and Petty Officer Justin Smith, Builder Petty Officer Third Class John Wood, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Bryan Escobar represented the United States Navy.

“Thank you to the Governor’s Office, Lt. Governor’s Office, Secretary of State Gregg Amore, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and all my colleagues here in the Senate for their generous assistance in preparing a warm welcome today for the active duty members of our Armed Forces,” remarked Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz. 

“Armed Forces Day is the one day set aside to honor the active duty members of our military and our chance to see displays of equipment and preparedness, parades and receptions,” continued Leader de la Cruz. “These men and women ensure our security, keep the peace, and safeguard the freedoms we hold dear.  Thanks to their dedication and sacrifice, our Armed Forces are the most illustrious fighting force on earth and they deserve our respect and gratitude each and every day.”

For more information, contact:
Lee Ann Sennick, Director of Communications for the Senate Minority Office
Senate Minority Office
Providence, RI 02903