Veterans Day, 2005, 67337-67338 [05-22204]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents 67337 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7955 of November 2, 2005 Veterans Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have sacrificed for our liberty and for the security of our Nation. We express deep appreciation to our veterans—the men and women who stepped forward when America needed them, triumphed over brutal enemies, liberated continents, and answered the prayers of millions around the globe. From the beaches of Normandy and the snows of Korea to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our courageous veterans have sacrificed so that Americans and others could live in freedom. As we mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, we remember the millions of veterans who crossed oceans and defeated two of the most ruthless military forces the world has ever known. The freedom that the children and grandchildren of these veterans now enjoy is a monument to their fallen comrades and the generations of patriots who have served our country. Through their commitment to freedom, America’s veterans have lifted millions of lives and made our country and the world more secure. They have demonstrated to us that freedom is the mightiest force on Earth. We resolve that their sacrifices will always be remembered by a grateful Nation. With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service men and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2005, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 6 through November 12, 2005, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I urge all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to encourage and participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this national observance with commemorative expressions and programs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD3.SGM 04NOD3 67338 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November, 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. 05–22204 Filed 11–3–05; 10:58 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD3.SGM 04NOD3

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 213 (Friday, November 4, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 67337-67338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22204]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7955 of November 2, 2005

                
Veterans Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to those who 
                have sacrificed for our liberty and for the security of 
                our Nation. We express deep appreciation to our 
                veterans--the men and women who stepped forward when 
                America needed them, triumphed over brutal enemies, 
                liberated continents, and answered the prayers of 
                millions around the globe.

                From the beaches of Normandy and the snows of Korea to 
                the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, 
                our courageous veterans have sacrificed so that 
                Americans and others could live in freedom. As we mark 
                the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II this 
                year, we remember the millions of veterans who crossed 
                oceans and defeated two of the most ruthless military 
                forces the world has ever known. The freedom that the 
                children and grandchildren of these veterans now enjoy 
                is a monument to their fallen comrades and the 
                generations of patriots who have served our country.

                Through their commitment to freedom, America's veterans 
                have lifted millions of lives and made our country and 
                the world more secure. They have demonstrated to us 
                that freedom is the mightiest force on Earth. We 
                resolve that their sacrifices will always be remembered 
                by a grateful Nation.

                With respect for and in recognition of the 
                contributions our service men and women have made to 
                the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the 
                Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 
                11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public 
                holiday to honor veterans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 
                11, 2005, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to 
                observe November 6 through November 12, 2005, as 
                National Veterans Awareness Week. I urge all Americans 
                to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans 
                through ceremonies and prayers. I call upon Federal, 
                State, and local officials to display the flag of the 
                United States and to encourage and participate in 
                patriotic activities in their communities. I invite 
                civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, 
                schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support 
                this national observance with commemorative expressions 
                and programs.

[[Page 67338]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of November, 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. 05-22204
Filed 11-3-05; 10:58 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P