National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2006, 70853-70854 [06-9609]

Download as PDF 70853 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 235 Thursday, December 7, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8089 of December 1, 2006 The President National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Sixty-five years ago, more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we think of those who died on December 7, 1941, and honor all those who sacrificed for our liberty during World War II. On that peaceful Sunday morning, our country suffered a vicious, unprovoked attack that changed the course of history. Though our Pacific Fleet was nearly destroyed, our citizens were inspired by the great acts of heroism from those who survived and from those who did not. In the days that followed, our grief turned to resolution, and America embarked on a mission to defeat two of the most ruthless regimes the world has ever known. We pledge to always remember the character and sacrifice of the brave individuals at Pearl Harbor. Their selfless service helped deliver a great victory for the cause of freedom and, ultimately, transformed adversaries into the closest of friends. After the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, ‘‘We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows.’’ In the 21st century, freedom is again under attack, and young Americans have stepped forward to serve in a global war on terror that will secure our liberty and determine the destiny of millions around the world. Like generations before, we will answer history’s call with confidence, confront threats to our way of life, and build a more peaceful world for our children and grandchildren. The Congress, by Public Law 103–308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as ‘‘National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.’’ cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES3 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2006, 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 14:52 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07DED1.SGM 07DED1 70854 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, 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. 06–9609 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07DED1.SGM 07DED1 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES3 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 235 (Thursday, December 7, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 70853-70854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9609]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8089 of December 1, 2006

                
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Sixty-five years ago, more than 2,400 Americans lost 
                their lives in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On 
                National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we think of 
                those who died on December 7, 1941, and honor all those 
                who sacrificed for our liberty during World War II.

                On that peaceful Sunday morning, our country suffered a 
                vicious, unprovoked attack that changed the course of 
                history. Though our Pacific Fleet was nearly destroyed, 
                our citizens were inspired by the great acts of heroism 
                from those who survived and from those who did not. In 
                the days that followed, our grief turned to resolution, 
                and America embarked on a mission to defeat two of the 
                most ruthless regimes the world has ever known. We 
                pledge to always remember the character and sacrifice 
                of the brave individuals at Pearl Harbor. Their 
                selfless service helped deliver a great victory for the 
                cause of freedom and, ultimately, transformed 
                adversaries into the closest of friends.

                After the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor, 
                President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, ``We are 
                going to win the war and we are going to win the peace 
                that follows.'' In the 21st century, freedom is again 
                under attack, and young Americans have stepped forward 
                to serve in a global war on terror that will secure our 
                liberty and determine the destiny of millions around 
                the world. Like generations before, we will answer 
                history's call with confidence, confront threats to our 
                way of life, and build a more peaceful world for our 
                children and grandchildren.

                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, 2006, 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.

[[Page 70854]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of December, 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. 06-9609
Filed 12-6-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P