Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2005, 34983-34984 [05-11939]

Download as PDF 34983 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 114 Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7910 of June 10, 2005 The President Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than two centuries, the flag of the United States has been a symbol of hope and pride. The flag has inspired our citizens during times of conflict and comforted us during moments of sorrow and loss. On Flag Day and throughout National Flag Week, we celebrate the proud legacy of Old Glory and reflect on this enduring symbol of freedom. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that ‘‘the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field.’’ As States have been added to the Union, the flag has been modified to reflect their addition to our Nation. Today, the appearance of our flag is based on President Eisenhower’s Executive Order of August 21, 1959, to include a star for all 50 States together with 13 stripes representing the original 13 American colonies. Generations of Americans in uniform have carried the Stars and Stripes into battle so that our citizens can live in freedom. Across the globe, a new generation of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen has stepped forward to serve under our flag, defending America from our enemies. We are grateful to them and their families for defending our flag and the values of our great Nation. On this Flag Day, we recall the rich history of Old Glory, and we remember our duty to carry our heritage of freedom into the future. To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as ‘‘Flag Day’’ and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as ‘‘National Flag Week’’ and calling upon all citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2005, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 12, 2005, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by flying the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable places. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:37 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15JND0.SGM 15JND0 34984 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of June, 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. 05–11939 Filed 6–14–05; 9:04 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:37 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15JND0.SGM 15JND0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 15, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 34983-34984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11939]



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Part III





The President





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Proclamation 7910--Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7910 of June 10, 2005

                
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For more than two centuries, the flag of the United 
                States has been a symbol of hope and pride. The flag 
                has inspired our citizens during times of conflict and 
                comforted us during moments of sorrow and loss. On Flag 
                Day and throughout National Flag Week, we celebrate the 
                proud legacy of Old Glory and reflect on this enduring 
                symbol of freedom.

                On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress 
                passed a resolution stating that ``the flag of the 
                United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and 
                white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a 
                blue field.'' As States have been added to the Union, 
                the flag has been modified to reflect their addition to 
                our Nation. Today, the appearance of our flag is based 
                on President Eisenhower's Executive Order of August 21, 
                1959, to include a star for all 50 States together with 
                13 stripes representing the original 13 American 
                colonies.

                Generations of Americans in uniform have carried the 
                Stars and Stripes into battle so that our citizens can 
                live in freedom. Across the globe, a new generation of 
                Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen 
                has stepped forward to serve under our flag, defending 
                America from our enemies. We are grateful to them and 
                their families for defending our flag and the values of 
                our great Nation.

                On this Flag Day, we recall the rich history of Old 
                Glory, and we remember our duty to carry our heritage 
                of freedom into the future.

                To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, 
                by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended 
                (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as 
                ``Flag Day'' and requested that the President issue an 
                annual proclamation calling for its observance and for 
                the display of the flag of the United States on all 
                Federal Government buildings. The Congress also 
                requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, 
                as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President issue 
                annually a proclamation designating the week in which 
                June 14 occurs as ``National Flag Week'' and calling 
                upon all citizens of the United States to display the 
                flag during that week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 
                2005, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 12, 2005, 
                as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate 
                officials to display the flag on all Federal Government 
                buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to 
                observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by flying the 
                Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable 
                places. I also call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those 
                days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set 
                aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to 
                honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public 
                gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the 
                Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States 
                of America.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of June, 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. 05-11939
Filed 6-14-05; 9:04 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P