Senate approves Daley legislation honoring Blue Star Families

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would create a special recognition license plate honoring Michigan families who have a member serving in the U.S. Military.

“The men and women of our military and their families have made sacrifices that most of us cannot even imagine,” said Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum. “Blue Star Families is a terrific organization that provides support and resources to help those who are giving their all for this country.”

Senate Bill 118, sponsored by Daley, would require the secretary of state to develop and issue a special recognition license plate recognizing Blue Star Families. Under the bill, residents who are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces — or members of their immediate family — would be able to apply for the special recognition plate.

The plate would include the Blue Star Families insignia and the words “Blue Star Family” under the registration numbers.

“I know it is quite minimal when compared to the sacrifices their families have made, but I hope this will serve as a small token of our gratitude and a way for us to recognize those who fought for our freedoms,” Daley said.

SB 118 will now go to the Michigan House of Representatives for further consideration.

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