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Download as PDF 3271 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 13 Friday, January 21, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7862 of January 14, 2005 The President Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a visionary American and a dedicated leader who believed deeply in liberty and dignity for every person. His faith and courage continue to inspire America and the world. We honor his life and his work. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King witnessed firsthand the injustice of a segregated society. He realized that change was necessary to ensure the full promise of our Constitution for all Americans, and his charismatic leadership awakened the conscience of America. Dr. King’s dream inspired our Nation with what he called ‘‘a certain kind of fire that no water could put out.’’ Since Dr. King’s involvement in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, Americans have witnessed the power of the law to prevent injustice and encourage the finest qualities of our Nation. Last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Once this landmark legislation was signed into law, Americans could no longer be denied a room in a hotel or a table at a restaurant because of their race. Our Nation has accomplished much over the past 40 years. Our journey toward justice and equality has not always been an easy one, and it is not over. However long the journey, our destination is set: liberty and justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., believed in the good that exists in all men and women. We will remember the work of Dr. King as we continue striving to meet the founding ideals of our great Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 17, 2005, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate activities and programs that honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–1254 Filed 1–19–05; 9:29 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 12:29 Jan 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JAD0.SGM 21JAD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 13 (Friday, January 21, 2005)]
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Proclamation 7862--Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2005



Proclamation 7863--National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2005



Proclamation 7864--Religious Freedom Day, 2005



Notice of January 17, 2005--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace 
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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 13 / Friday, January 21, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7862 of January 14, 2005

                
Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a visionary American 
                and a dedicated leader who believed deeply in liberty 
                and dignity for every person. His faith and courage 
                continue to inspire America and the world. We honor his 
                life and his work.

                Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King witnessed 
                firsthand the injustice of a segregated society. He 
                realized that change was necessary to ensure the full 
                promise of our Constitution for all Americans, and his 
                charismatic leadership awakened the conscience of 
                America.

                Dr. King's dream inspired our Nation with what he 
                called ``a certain kind of fire that no water could put 
                out.'' Since Dr. King's involvement in the civil rights 
                movement in the 1950s and 1960s, Americans have 
                witnessed the power of the law to prevent injustice and 
                encourage the finest qualities of our Nation. Last 
                year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Civil 
                Rights Act of 1964. Once this landmark legislation was 
                signed into law, Americans could no longer be denied a 
                room in a hotel or a table at a restaurant because of 
                their race.

                Our Nation has accomplished much over the past 40 
                years. Our journey toward justice and equality has not 
                always been an easy one, and it is not over. However 
                long the journey, our destination is set: liberty and 
                justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., believed 
                in the good that exists in all men and women. We will 
                remember the work of Dr. King as we continue striving 
                to meet the founding ideals of our great Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 17, 2005, as 
                the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this day with 
                appropriate activities and programs that honor the 
                memory and legacy of Dr. King.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-1254
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Billing code 3195-01-P