A young child greets a Veteran parent returning homeIn 2006, former governor of North Dakota, John Hoeven, was approached by a constituent, Shelle Michaels Aberle, to have a day that honored the deployed. The inspiration was her cousin, LTC David Hosna, who at the time was deployed to Iraq. Former Governor John Hoeven made a proclamation that October 26th, David Hosna’s birthday, would be recognized as Day of the Deployed.

By 2011, Congress had transformed North Dakota’s Day of the Deployed into a national day of proclamation to honor deployed troops and their families.

If would like to honor those who have been deployed, post a picture or words of encouragement on social media and include the hashtag #DayOfTheDeployed.

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About Cheryl Hammons CFE, CSA

Cheryl Hammons is an experienced home care professional, published author, and frequent speaker. She has held several roles throughout her 12 years in the home care industry, including training, support, and operations. She currently serves as Strategic Partnership Director at Veterans Care Coordination where she focuses on building value-driven relationships, developing revenue-generating programs, and creating educational materials for home care partner companies. Cheryl is the author of "Embracing a New Normal: Dealing with Grief" and "Respecting Religious Differences in Home Care."