Patriot Day, 2005, 54467-54468 [05-18370]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Presidential Documents 54467 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7929 of September 9, 2005 Patriot Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Four years have passed since our country was brutally attacked on a quiet September morning. On that day, thousands of innocent lives were taken from us. The victims and the families who lost loved ones remain in the hearts and prayers of our Nation. We also remember the courage of the firefighters, police officers, emergency rescue personnel, and scores of private citizens who showed us the true meaning of heroism and demonstrated our resolve to the world. The mission that began on September 11, 2001, continues. Today, we see the virtue of the September 11th heroes embodied in our military personnel, who are taking the fight to our enemies and helping to keep us safe at home. Thousands of other Americans, from intelligence analysts to border guards to countless others, are doing vital work to help defend America and prevent future attacks. We are grateful to all of these men and women and to their families for their service and sacrifice. We honor those who have lost their lives defending our freedom, and we pray that God comfort their families. We pledge that we will not rest until we have won the war on terror. As we mark this solemn anniversary, I call upon all our citizens to express their patriotism and their gratitude for the blessings of liberty. By flying the flag, supporting military families, and teaching young people about our founding ideals, we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and since, and we help preserve our freedom for future generations. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107–89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as ‘‘Patriot Day.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2005, as Patriot Day. I call upon the 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 Patriot Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, to display the flag at halfstaff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:32 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3 54468 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–18370 Filed 9–13–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:32 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 14, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7929 of September 9, 2005

                
Patriot Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Four years have passed since our country was brutally 
                attacked on a quiet September morning. On that day, 
                thousands of innocent lives were taken from us. The 
                victims and the families who lost loved ones remain in 
                the hearts and prayers of our Nation. We also remember 
                the courage of the firefighters, police officers, 
                emergency rescue personnel, and scores of private 
                citizens who showed us the true meaning of heroism and 
                demonstrated our resolve to the world.

                The mission that began on September 11, 2001, 
                continues. Today, we see the virtue of the September 
                11th heroes embodied in our military personnel, who are 
                taking the fight to our enemies and helping to keep us 
                safe at home. Thousands of other Americans, from 
                intelligence analysts to border guards to countless 
                others, are doing vital work to help defend America and 
                prevent future attacks. We are grateful to all of these 
                men and women and to their families for their service 
                and sacrifice. We honor those who have lost their lives 
                defending our freedom, and we pray that God comfort 
                their families. We pledge that we will not rest until 
                we have won the war on terror.

                As we mark this solemn anniversary, I call upon all our 
                citizens to express their patriotism and their 
                gratitude for the blessings of liberty. By flying the 
                flag, supporting military families, and teaching young 
                people about our founding ideals, we honor the lives 
                lost on September 11, 2001, and since, and we help 
                preserve our freedom for future generations.

                By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 
                (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated 
                September 11 of each year as ``Patriot Day.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                11, 2005, as Patriot Day. I call upon the 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 Patriot Day. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities, including remembrance 
                services, to display the flag at half-staff from their 
                homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence 
                beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor 
                the innocent victims who lost their lives as a result 
                of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-18370
Filed 9-13-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P