Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2005, 29915-29916 [05-10561]

Download as PDF 29915 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 100 Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7905 of May 20, 2005 The President Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our Nation. When the stakes were highest, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for the security of our country and the peace of the world. Throughout our Nation’s history, members of the Armed Forces have taken great risks to keep America strong and free. These proud patriots have defended the innocent, freed the oppressed, and helped spread the promise of liberty to all corners of the earth. In serving our Nation, they have been unrelenting in battle, unwavering in loyalty, and unmatched in decency. Because of their selfless courage, millions of people who once lived under tyranny now are free, and America is more secure. On Memorial Day, we remember that this history of great achievement has been accompanied by great sacrifice. To secure our freedom, many heroic service members have given their lives. This year we mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, and we remember the Americans who died on distant shores defending our Nation in that war. On Memorial Day and all year long, we pray for the families of the fallen and show our respect for the contributions these men and women have made to the story of freedom. Our grateful Nation honors their selfless service, and we acknowledge a debt that is beyond our power to repay. In respect for their devotion to America, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved on May 11, 1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158), has requested the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106–579, has also designated the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 30, 2005, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I urge the media to participate in these observances. I also request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States, and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period. VerDate Aug<04>2004 15:49 May 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25MYD0.SGM 25MYD0 29916 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 25, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth 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. 05–10561 Filed 5–24–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<04>2004 15:49 May 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25MYD0.SGM 25MYD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 25, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 29915-29916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10561]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 25, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7905 of May 20, 2005

                
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women in uniform 
                who have given their lives in service to our Nation. 
                When the stakes were highest, our Soldiers, Sailors, 
                Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen answered the call 
                of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for the 
                security of our country and the peace of the world.

                Throughout our Nation's history, members of the Armed 
                Forces have taken great risks to keep America strong 
                and free. These proud patriots have defended the 
                innocent, freed the oppressed, and helped spread the 
                promise of liberty to all corners of the earth. In 
                serving our Nation, they have been unrelenting in 
                battle, unwavering in loyalty, and unmatched in 
                decency. Because of their selfless courage, millions of 
                people who once lived under tyranny now are free, and 
                America is more secure.

                On Memorial Day, we remember that this history of great 
                achievement has been accompanied by great sacrifice. To 
                secure our freedom, many heroic service members have 
                given their lives. This year we mark the 60th 
                anniversary of the end of World War II, and we remember 
                the Americans who died on distant shores defending our 
                Nation in that war. On Memorial Day and all year long, 
                we pray for the families of the fallen and show our 
                respect for the contributions these men and women have 
                made to the story of freedom. Our grateful Nation 
                honors their selfless service, and we acknowledge a 
                debt that is beyond our power to repay.

                In respect for their devotion to America, the Congress, 
                by a joint resolution approved on May 11, 1950, as 
                amended (64 Stat. 158), has requested the President to 
                issue a proclamation calling on the people of the 
                United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of 
                prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on 
                that day when the people of the United States might 
                unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, 
                has also designated the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m. 
                local time on that day as a time for all Americans to 
                observe the National Moment of Remembrance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial 
                Day, May 30, 2005, as a day of prayer for permanent 
                peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each 
                locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite 
                in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the 
                National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. 
                local time on Memorial Day. I urge the media to 
                participate in these observances.

                I also request the Governors of the United States and 
                the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate 
                officials of all units of government, to direct that 
                the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this 
                Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval 
                vessels throughout the United States, and in all areas 
                under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the 
                people of the United States to display the flag at 
                half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon 
                period.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth 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. 05-10561
Filed 5-24-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P