Thanksgiving Day, 2005, 70985-70986 [05-23287]

Download as PDF 70985 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 225 Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7963 of November 18, 2005 The President Thanksgiving Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Thanksgiving Day is a time to remember our many blessings and to celebrate the opportunities that freedom affords. Explorers and settlers arriving in this land often gave thanks for the extraordinary plenty they found. And today, we remain grateful to live in a country of liberty and abundance. We give thanks for the love of family and friends, and we ask God to continue to watch over America. This Thanksgiving, we pray and express thanks for the men and women who work to keep America safe and secure. Members of our Armed Forces, State and local law enforcement, and first responders embody our Nation’s highest ideals of courage and devotion to duty. Our country is grateful for their service and for the support and sacrifice of their families. We ask God’s special blessings on those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. We also remember those affected by the destruction of natural disasters. Their tremendous determination to recover their lives exemplifies the American spirit, and we are grateful for those across our Nation who answered the cries of their neighbors in need and provided them with food, shelter, and a helping hand. We ask for continued strength and perseverance as we work to rebuild these communities and return hope to our citizens. We give thanks to live in a country where freedom reigns, justice prevails, and hope prospers. We recognize that America is a better place when we answer the universal call to love a neighbor and help those in need. May God bless and guide the United States of America as we move forward. 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 Thursday, November 24, 2005, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to gather together in their homes and places of worship with family, friends, and loved ones to reinforce the ties that bind us and give thanks for the freedoms and many blessings we enjoy. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0 70986 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth 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. 05–23287 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 23, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23287]



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Proclamation 7963--Thanksgiving Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7963 of November 18, 2005

                
Thanksgiving Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Thanksgiving Day is a time to remember our many 
                blessings and to celebrate the opportunities that 
                freedom affords. Explorers and settlers arriving in 
                this land often gave thanks for the extraordinary 
                plenty they found. And today, we remain grateful to 
                live in a country of liberty and abundance. We give 
                thanks for the love of family and friends, and we ask 
                God to continue to watch over America.

                This Thanksgiving, we pray and express thanks for the 
                men and women who work to keep America safe and secure. 
                Members of our Armed Forces, State and local law 
                enforcement, and first responders embody our Nation's 
                highest ideals of courage and devotion to duty. Our 
                country is grateful for their service and for the 
                support and sacrifice of their families. We ask God's 
                special blessings on those who have lost loved ones in 
                the line of duty.

                We also remember those affected by the destruction of 
                natural disasters. Their tremendous determination to 
                recover their lives exemplifies the American spirit, 
                and we are grateful for those across our Nation who 
                answered the cries of their neighbors in need and 
                provided them with food, shelter, and a helping hand. 
                We ask for continued strength and perseverance as we 
                work to rebuild these communities and return hope to 
                our citizens.

                We give thanks to live in a country where freedom 
                reigns, justice prevails, and hope prospers. We 
                recognize that America is a better place when we answer 
                the universal call to love a neighbor and help those in 
                need. May God bless and guide the United States of 
                America as we move forward.

                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 Thursday, November 24, 2005, 
                as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all 
                Americans to gather together in their homes and places 
                of worship with family, friends, and loved ones to 
                reinforce the ties that bind us and give thanks for the 
                freedoms and many blessings we enjoy.

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

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[FR Doc. 05-23287
Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P