Veterans Day, 2006, 64627-64628 [06-9069]

Download as PDF 64627 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 212 Thursday, November 2, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8080 of October 31, 2006 The President Veterans Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Through the generations, America’s men and women in uniform have defeated tyrants, liberated continents, and set a standard of courage and idealism for the entire world. On Veterans Day, our Nation pays tribute to those who have proudly served in our Armed Forces. To protect the Nation they love, our veterans stepped forward when America needed them most. In conflicts around the world, their sacrifice and resolve helped destroy the enemies of freedom and saved millions from oppression. In answering history’s call with honor, decency, and resolve, our veterans have shown the power of liberty and earned the respect and admiration of a grateful Nation. All of America’s veterans have placed our Nation’s security before their own lives, creating a debt that we can never fully repay. Our veterans represent the best of America, and they deserve the best America can give them. As we recall the service of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, we are reminded that the defense of freedom comes with great loss and sacrifice. This Veterans Day, we give thanks to those who have served freedom’s cause; we salute the members of our Armed Forces who are confronting our adversaries abroad; and we honor the men and women who left America’s shores but did not live to be thanked as veterans. They will always be remembered by our country. 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. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with RULES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2006, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 5 through November 11, 2006, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage 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 support 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 16:35 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD6.SGM 02NOD6 64628 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9069 Filed 11–1–06; 11:31 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD6.SGM 02NOD6 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with RULES6 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 212 (Thursday, November 2, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 64627-64628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9069]



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Part III





The President





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Proclamation 8080--Veterans Day, 2006



Notice of November 1, 2006--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Sudan


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8080 of October 31, 2006

                
Veterans Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Through the generations, America's men and women in 
                uniform have defeated tyrants, liberated continents, 
                and set a standard of courage and idealism for the 
                entire world. On Veterans Day, our Nation pays tribute 
                to those who have proudly served in our Armed Forces.

                To protect the Nation they love, our veterans stepped 
                forward when America needed them most. In conflicts 
                around the world, their sacrifice and resolve helped 
                destroy the enemies of freedom and saved millions from 
                oppression. In answering history's call with honor, 
                decency, and resolve, our veterans have shown the power 
                of liberty and earned the respect and admiration of a 
                grateful Nation.

                All of America's veterans have placed our Nation's 
                security before their own lives, creating a debt that 
                we can never fully repay. Our veterans represent the 
                best of America, and they deserve the best America can 
                give them.

                As we recall the service of our Soldiers, Sailors, 
                Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, we are reminded 
                that the defense of freedom comes with great loss and 
                sacrifice. This Veterans Day, we give thanks to those 
                who have served freedom's cause; we salute the members 
                of our Armed Forces who are confronting our adversaries 
                abroad; and we honor the men and women who left 
                America's shores but did not live to be thanked as 
                veterans. They will always be remembered by our 
                country.

                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, 2006, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to 
                observe November 5 through November 11, 2006, as 
                National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage 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 support 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.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9069
Filed 11-1-06; 11:31 am]
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