Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2005, 15723 [05-6328]

Download as PDF 15723 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 59 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7876 of March 24, 2005 The President Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Well before modern Greece gained her independence, the ancient Athenians adopted democratic principles that guided their society. These principles inspired our Founding Fathers to proclaim the imperative of self-government as they worked to build our great Nation. America’s love for liberty has deep roots in the spirit of Greece. On Greek Independence Day, we celebrate our special ties of friendship, history, and shared values with Greece. Our country has welcomed generations of Greek immigrants, and we are grateful for their talents, wisdom, and creativity. We honor the Greek spirit that values family and education, public service and faith. Greek Americans have made a mark in every field—enhancing our culture, enriching our commerce, and defending our freedom. Their strong record of public service has also strengthened our democracy, and their contributions have made America a better place. As we address the challenges of the 21st century, the United States and Greece remain committed partners in the vital work of advancing freedom and democracy. Our two Nations are founded on shared ideals of liberty, and we are working together to advance those ideals across the world today. 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 March 25, 2005, as Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twentyninth. W [FR Doc. 05–6328 Filed 3–28–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 14:07 Mar 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29MRD0.SGM 29MRD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 29, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 15723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6328]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 29, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 15723]]

                Proclamation 7876 of March 24, 2005

                
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of 
                Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Well before modern Greece gained her independence, the 
                ancient Athenians adopted democratic principles that 
                guided their society. These principles inspired our 
                Founding Fathers to proclaim the imperative of self-
                government as they worked to build our great Nation. 
                America's love for liberty has deep roots in the spirit 
                of Greece. On Greek Independence Day, we celebrate our 
                special ties of friendship, history, and shared values 
                with Greece.

                Our country has welcomed generations of Greek 
                immigrants, and we are grateful for their talents, 
                wisdom, and creativity. We honor the Greek spirit that 
                values family and education, public service and faith. 
                Greek Americans have made a mark in every field--
                enhancing our culture, enriching our commerce, and 
                defending our freedom. Their strong record of public 
                service has also strengthened our democracy, and their 
                contributions have made America a better place.

                As we address the challenges of the 21st century, the 
                United States and Greece remain committed partners in 
                the vital work of advancing freedom and democracy. Our 
                two Nations are founded on shared ideals of liberty, 
                and we are working together to advance those ideals 
                across the world today.

                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 March 25, 2005, as Greek 
                Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of 
                Greek and American Democracy. I call upon all Americans 
                to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fourth day of March, 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.

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[FR Doc. 05-6328
Filed 3-28-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P