Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2005, 28765-28766 [05-10057]

Download as PDF 28765 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 95 Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7901 of May 13, 2005 The President Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our Nation, the courageous men and women who protect our communities wear the uniform and badge with pride as they safeguard our families, homes, and communities. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the memory of those heroes who have fallen in the line of duty and recognize all those who put themselves at risk in the fight against crime, violence, and terrorism. More than 800,000 men and women serve as officers of the law in the United States. They serve in varying capacities, including as U.S. Marshals, county sheriffs, deputies, State patrolmen, municipal police, and Federal agents. They share the fundamental qualities of discipline, integrity, and courage. Since our Nation’s founding, peace officers have upheld the rule of law and defended the innocent, and we are grateful to them and their families for all they do to strengthen our communities. On Peace Officers Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. These brave men and women accepted the responsibilities of a noble calling and were willing to face danger for our safety. By having their names engraved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and praying for their families, we honor the memory of these fallen heroes and show the respect of a grateful Nation. During Police Week and throughout the year, I urge all Americans to support law enforcement officers in the fight against crime. Every citizen can assist his or her local police force to help make our communities safer. Successful Citizen Corps programs like Neighborhood Watch and Volunteers in Police Service are making a difference in the lives of others, one heart and one neighborhood at a time. Information about these and other volunteer programs can be obtained by visiting the Citizen Corps website at citizencorps.gov. By working together, we can continue to build a safer America. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended, (76 Stat. 676), the Congress has authorized and requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as ‘‘Peace Officers Memorial Day’’ and the week in which it falls as ‘‘Police Week,’’ and by Public Law 103–322, as amended, (36 U.S.C. 136), has directed that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2005, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 through May 21, 2005, as Police Week. I call on all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:10 May 17, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18MYD0.SGM 18MYD0 28766 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 18, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of May, 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. 05–10057 Filed 5–17–05; 8:58 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 20:10 May 17, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18MYD0.SGM 18MYD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 18, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Part V





The President





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Proclamation 7901--Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2005



Proclamation 7902--National Defense Transportation Day and National 
Transportation Week, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 18, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7901 of May 13, 2005

                
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our Nation, the courageous men and women who 
                protect our communities wear the uniform and badge with 
                pride as they safeguard our families, homes, and 
                communities. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police 
                Week, we honor the memory of those heroes who have 
                fallen in the line of duty and recognize all those who 
                put themselves at risk in the fight against crime, 
                violence, and terrorism.

                More than 800,000 men and women serve as officers of 
                the law in the United States. They serve in varying 
                capacities, including as U.S. Marshals, county 
                sheriffs, deputies, State patrolmen, municipal police, 
                and Federal agents. They share the fundamental 
                qualities of discipline, integrity, and courage. Since 
                our Nation's founding, peace officers have upheld the 
                rule of law and defended the innocent, and we are 
                grateful to them and their families for all they do to 
                strengthen our communities.

                On Peace Officers Memorial Day, we pause to remember 
                those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. These brave 
                men and women accepted the responsibilities of a noble 
                calling and were willing to face danger for our safety. 
                By having their names engraved into the National Law 
                Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and 
                praying for their families, we honor the memory of 
                these fallen heroes and show the respect of a grateful 
                Nation.

                During Police Week and throughout the year, I urge all 
                Americans to support law enforcement officers in the 
                fight against crime. Every citizen can assist his or 
                her local police force to help make our communities 
                safer. Successful Citizen Corps programs like 
                Neighborhood Watch and Volunteers in Police Service are 
                making a difference in the lives of others, one heart 
                and one neighborhood at a time. Information about these 
                and other volunteer programs can be obtained by 
                visiting the Citizen Corps website at citizencorps.gov. 
                By working together, we can continue to build a safer 
                America.

                By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as 
                amended, (76 Stat. 676), the Congress has authorized 
                and requested the President to designate May 15 of each 
                year as ``Peace Officers Memorial Day'' and the week in 
                which it falls as ``Police Week,'' and by Public Law 
                103-322, as amended, (36 U.S.C. 136), has directed that 
                the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers 
                Memorial Day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 
                2005, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 through 
                May 21, 2005, as Police Week. I call on all Americans 
                to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities. I also call on Governors of the United 
                States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 
                appropriate officials of all units of government, to 
                direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace 
                Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all 
                Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their 
                homes and businesses on that day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirteenth day of May, 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. 05-10057
Filed 5-17-05; 8:58 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P