National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2005, 72063-72064 [05-23550]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Presidential Documents 72063 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7966 of November 28, 2005 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pray for those lost on December 7, 1941, and we honor the courage of a generation of Americans who devoted themselves to one of the great missions in our country’s history. After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor took more than 2,400 American lives, millions of our citizens answered the call to defend our liberty, and the world witnessed the power of freedom to overcome tyranny. Liberty’s ultimate triumph was far from clear in the early days of World War II. When our country was attacked at Pearl Harbor, America was emerging from the Great Depression, and several nations had larger armies than the United States. In Asia and Europe, country after country had fallen before the armies of militaristic tyrants. However, the brave and determined men and women of our Nation maintained their faith in the power of freedom and democracy. They fought and won a world war against two of the most ruthless regimes the world has ever known. In the years since those victories, the power of freedom and democracy has transformed America’s enemies in World War II into close friends. Today, our goal is to continue to spread freedom and democracy and to secure a more peaceful world for our children and grandchildren. We are grateful to the men and women who are defending our flag and our freedom in the first war of the 21st century. These patriots are protecting our country and our way of life by upholding the tradition of honor, bravery, and integrity demonstrated by those who fought for our Nation in World War II. The service and sacrifice of our World War II veterans continue to inspire people across our country, and we remain deeply grateful for all that these heroes have done for the cause of freedom. The Congress, by Public Law 103–308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as ‘‘National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2005, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn occasion with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD1.SGM 30NOD1 72064 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth 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. 05–23550 Filed 11–29–05; 9:09 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD1.SGM 30NOD1

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7966 of November 28, 2005

                
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pray for 
                those lost on December 7, 1941, and we honor the 
                courage of a generation of Americans who devoted 
                themselves to one of the great missions in our 
                country's history. After the surprise attack on Pearl 
                Harbor took more than 2,400 American lives, millions of 
                our citizens answered the call to defend our liberty, 
                and the world witnessed the power of freedom to 
                overcome tyranny.

                Liberty's ultimate triumph was far from clear in the 
                early days of World War II. When our country was 
                attacked at Pearl Harbor, America was emerging from the 
                Great Depression, and several nations had larger armies 
                than the United States. In Asia and Europe, country 
                after country had fallen before the armies of 
                militaristic tyrants. However, the brave and determined 
                men and women of our Nation maintained their faith in 
                the power of freedom and democracy. They fought and won 
                a world war against two of the most ruthless regimes 
                the world has ever known. In the years since those 
                victories, the power of freedom and democracy has 
                transformed America's enemies in World War II into 
                close friends.

                Today, our goal is to continue to spread freedom and 
                democracy and to secure a more peaceful world for our 
                children and grandchildren. We are grateful to the men 
                and women who are defending our flag and our freedom in 
                the first war of the 21st century. These patriots are 
                protecting our country and our way of life by upholding 
                the tradition of honor, bravery, and integrity 
                demonstrated by those who fought for our Nation in 
                World War II. The service and sacrifice of our World 
                War II veterans continue to inspire people across our 
                country, and we remain deeply grateful for all that 
                these heroes have done for the cause of freedom.

                The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has 
                designated December 7 of each year as ``National Pearl 
                Harbor Remembrance Day.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 
                7, 2005, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this solemn occasion 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all 
                Federal agencies, interested organizations, groups, and 
                individuals to fly the flag of the United States at 
                half-staff this December 7 in honor of those who died 
                as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-eighth 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. 05-23550
Filed 11-29-05; 9:09 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P