Gold Star Mother's Day, 2005, 56341 [05-19305]

Download as PDF 56341 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 185 Monday, September 26, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7935 of September 21, 2005 The President Gold Star Mother’s Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The men and women of America’s Armed Forces selflessly serve to protect our Nation, and they are among our greatest heroes. From the trenches of World War I to the beaches of Normandy, from Korea to Vietnam, from Afghanistan to Iraq, many courageous members of our military have given their lives so that Americans could live in freedom and security. On Gold Star Mother’s Day, we recognize and pray for the devoted and patriotic mothers of these men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty. America’s Gold Star Mothers carry a great burden of grief, yet they show a tremendous spirit of generosity in helping their fellow citizens. With kindness and understanding, they support members of our Armed Forces and their families, provide vital services to veterans, help to educate young people about good citizenship and our Nation’s founding ideals, and bring comfort to many in need. We commend these proud women for their compassion, commitment, and patriotism, and our Nation will always honor them for their sacrifice and service. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ‘‘Gold Star Mother’s Day’’ and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in its observance. On this day, we express our deep gratitude to our Nation’s Gold Star Mothers, and we ask God’s blessings on them and on their families. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 25, 2005, as Gold Star Mother’s Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this solemn day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s sympathy and respect for our Gold Star Mothers. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first 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. 05–19305 Filed 9–23–05; 9:27 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26SED0.SGM 26SED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 185 (Monday, September 26, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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The President





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Proclamation 7935--Gold Star Mother's Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7935 of September 21, 2005

                
Gold Star Mother's Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The men and women of America's Armed Forces selflessly 
                serve to protect our Nation, and they are among our 
                greatest heroes. From the trenches of World War I to 
                the beaches of Normandy, from Korea to Vietnam, from 
                Afghanistan to Iraq, many courageous members of our 
                military have given their lives so that Americans could 
                live in freedom and security. On Gold Star Mother's 
                Day, we recognize and pray for the devoted and 
                patriotic mothers of these men and women in uniform who 
                have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our 
                liberty.

                America's Gold Star Mothers carry a great burden of 
                grief, yet they show a tremendous spirit of generosity 
                in helping their fellow citizens. With kindness and 
                understanding, they support members of our Armed Forces 
                and their families, provide vital services to veterans, 
                help to educate young people about good citizenship and 
                our Nation's founding ideals, and bring comfort to many 
                in need. We commend these proud women for their 
                compassion, commitment, and patriotism, and our Nation 
                will always honor them for their sacrifice and service.

                The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 
                23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the 
                last Sunday in September as ``Gold Star Mother's Day'' 
                and has authorized and requested the President to issue 
                a proclamation in its observance. On this day, we 
                express our deep gratitude to our Nation's Gold Star 
                Mothers, and we ask God's blessings on them and on 
                their families.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, 
                September 25, 2005, as Gold Star Mother's Day. I call 
                upon all Government officials to display the flag of 
                the United States over Government buildings on this 
                solemn day. I also encourage the American people to 
                display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a 
                public expression of our Nation's sympathy and respect 
                for our Gold Star Mothers.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-first 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. 05-19305
Filed 9-23-05; 9:27 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P