National Maritime Day, 2005, 29571 [05-10407]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Presidential Documents 29571 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7904 of May 19, 2005 National Maritime Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s merchant mariners make our Nation more secure and our economy stronger. Throughout our history, they have promoted commerce and protected our freedom. On National Maritime Day, we honor the dedicated service of the United States Merchant Marine. Each year, the men and women of the U.S. maritime transportation system move more than 2 billion tons of cargo along our waterways and across the open seas. Many of the raw materials Americans purchase are transported by merchant vessels, and merchant mariners ship agricultural products and finished goods in and out of the United States every day. Merchant mariners have also served in every conflict in our Nation’s history. The U.S. Merchant Marine helps provide our Nation’s Armed Forces with crucial supplies and equipment. These brave men and women demonstrate courage, love of country, and devotion to duty, and we especially honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation. The United States is safer and the world is more peaceful because of the work of our merchant mariners, and we are grateful for their service. In recognition of the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine, the Congress, by joint resolution approved on May 20, 1933, as amended, has designated May 22 of each year as ‘‘National Maritime Day,’’ and has authorized and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2005, as National Maritime Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate this observance and to display the flag of the United States at their homes and in their communities. I also request that all ships sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth 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. 05–10407 Filed 5–20–05; 11:04 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 13:07 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23MYD1.SGM 23MYD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 2005)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7904 of May 19, 2005

                
National Maritime Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's merchant mariners make our Nation more secure 
                and our economy stronger. Throughout our history, they 
                have promoted commerce and protected our freedom. On 
                National Maritime Day, we honor the dedicated service 
                of the United States Merchant Marine.

                Each year, the men and women of the U.S. maritime 
                transportation system move more than 2 billion tons of 
                cargo along our waterways and across the open seas. 
                Many of the raw materials Americans purchase are 
                transported by merchant vessels, and merchant mariners 
                ship agricultural products and finished goods in and 
                out of the United States every day.

                Merchant mariners have also served in every conflict in 
                our Nation's history. The U.S. Merchant Marine helps 
                provide our Nation's Armed Forces with crucial supplies 
                and equipment. These brave men and women demonstrate 
                courage, love of country, and devotion to duty, and we 
                especially honor those who have made the ultimate 
                sacrifice in defense of our Nation. The United States 
                is safer and the world is more peaceful because of the 
                work of our merchant mariners, and we are grateful for 
                their service.

                In recognition of the importance of the U.S. Merchant 
                Marine, the Congress, by joint resolution approved on 
                May 20, 1933, as amended, has designated May 22 of each 
                year as ``National Maritime Day,'' and has authorized 
                and requested that the President issue an annual 
                proclamation calling for its appropriate observance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 
                2005, as National Maritime Day. I call upon the people 
                of the United States to celebrate this observance and 
                to display the flag of the United States at their homes 
                and in their communities. I also request that all ships 
                sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth 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. 05-10407
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