Would Mark Fourth Week in March to Honor Military Caregivers
Highlighting a resolution that would honor a herculean task that often goes unnoticed, Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Jamel Holley (D-Union) released the following joint statement Wednesday regarding a bill to honor military caregivers.
If adopted, the resolution (AJR-11) would designate the fourth week of March each year as “Military Caregivers Week.” It recently cleared the full Assembly 76-0-0:
“Whether a spouse, parent, child, loved one, friend or neighbor, more than five million people in our country provide voluntary caregiving services to members of the United States military and to veterans. Their care is the result of genuine love, respect and commitment. These military caregivers go beyond the call of duty, in their own right, and make tremendous personal, professional, financial and emotional sacrifices to care for military men and women.
“Recognizing these caregivers with a Military Caregivers Week would be New Jersey’s way of thanking these caregivers. It also will let them know that they are appreciated and that the United States military is stronger because of them.”