National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2005, 55021-55022 [05-18869]

Download as PDF 55021 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 181 Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7930 of September 16, 2005 The President National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In every generation, members of our Armed Forces have answered the call of service in our Nation’s hour of need. These patriots have defended our freedom and way of life, triumphed over brutal enemies, and answered the prayers of millions. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor the Americans who have been prisoners of war and recognize them for enduring unimaginable hardships while serving in military conflicts around the globe. We also remember those who are still missing in action, and we renew our commitment to keep searching until we have accounted for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine missing in the line of duty. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the flag of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia is flown over the White House, the Capitol, the Departments of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, the Selective Service System Headquarters, the National Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials, U.S. Military Installations, national cemeteries, and other locations across our country. The flag is a reminder of our continued commitment to those brave patriots imprisoned while serving in conflicts around the world and of our pledge to continue to achieve the fullest possible accounting for all our men and women in uniform who are still missing. Americans are blessed with the freedom made possible by the service and sacrifice of so many. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, our entire Nation honors and pays special tribute to our prisoners of war and those who remain missing. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 16, 2005, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in saluting all American POWs and those missing in action who valiantly served our country. I call upon Federal, State, and local government officials and private organizations to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 07:50 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20SED0.SGM 20SED0 55022 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth 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. 05–18869 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 07:50 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20SED0.SGM 20SED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55021-55022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18869]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7930 of September 16, 2005

                
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In every generation, members of our Armed Forces have 
                answered the call of service in our Nation's hour of 
                need. These patriots have defended our freedom and way 
                of life, triumphed over brutal enemies, and answered 
                the prayers of millions. On National POW/MIA 
                Recognition Day, we honor the Americans who have been 
                prisoners of war and recognize them for enduring 
                unimaginable hardships while serving in military 
                conflicts around the globe. We also remember those who 
                are still missing in action, and we renew our 
                commitment to keep searching until we have accounted 
                for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine missing 
                in the line of duty.

                On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the flag of the 
                National League of Families of American Prisoners and 
                Missing in Southeast Asia is flown over the White 
                House, the Capitol, the Departments of State, Defense, 
                and Veterans Affairs, the Selective Service System 
                Headquarters, the National Vietnam Veterans and Korean 
                War Veterans Memorials, U.S. Military Installations, 
                national cemeteries, and other locations across our 
                country. The flag is a reminder of our continued 
                commitment to those brave patriots imprisoned while 
                serving in conflicts around the world and of our pledge 
                to continue to achieve the fullest possible accounting 
                for all our men and women in uniform who are still 
                missing. Americans are blessed with the freedom made 
                possible by the service and sacrifice of so many. On 
                National POW/MIA Recognition Day, our entire Nation 
                honors and pays special tribute to our prisoners of war 
                and those who remain missing.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 16, 2005, 
                as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to join me in saluting all 
                American POWs and those missing in action who valiantly 
                served our country. I call upon Federal, State, and 
                local government officials and private organizations to 
                observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth 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.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-18869
Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P