Irish-American Heritage Month, 2009, 9745-9746 [E9-4855]

Download as PDF 9745 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 42 Thursday, March 5, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8350 of March 2, 2009 The President Irish-American Heritage Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Even before the birth of our Nation, the sons and daughters of Erin departed their homes in search of liberty and a more hopeful future. As these early pioneers left familiar lands, they carried with them the rich traditions of home. This March we honor their journey and their lasting contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Following the colonial migrations, the United States enjoyed the greatest influx of Irish during the 1840s as Ireland suffered the Great Famine. Hungry but hopeful, poor but perseverant, Irish-Americans seized the opportunity to work hard, enjoy success, and pursue the American Dream. Many took on the difficult work of constructing America’s infrastructure. Others assumed positions of leadership. Among those leaders were signers of the Declaration of Independence and Presidents of the United States. Still others enjoyed great success and influence in the arts and literature. From social activists to business leaders, athletes to clergy, and first responders to soldiers, distinguished Irish-Americans have made indelible contributions to our national identity. Today, tens of millions of Irish-Americans can look back with pride on the legacy of their forebears. Irish-Americans are integral to the rich fabric of the United States, and we are grateful for their service and contributions. rmajette on PRODPC74 with MISC3 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 March 2009 as IrishAmerican Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:14 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MRD4.SGM 05MRD4 9746 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–4855 Filed 3–4–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:14 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MRD4.SGM 05MRD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on PRODPC74 with MISC3 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 42 (Thursday, March 5, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 9745-9746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4855]



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Proclamation 8350--Irish-American Heritage Month, 2009



Proclamation 8351--Women's History Month, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8350 of March 2, 2009

                
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Even before the birth of our Nation, the sons and 
                daughters of Erin departed their homes in search of 
                liberty and a more hopeful future. As these early 
                pioneers left familiar lands, they carried with them 
                the rich traditions of home. This March we honor their 
                journey and their lasting contributions to the history 
                and culture of the United States.

                Following the colonial migrations, the United States 
                enjoyed the greatest influx of Irish during the 1840s 
                as Ireland suffered the Great Famine. Hungry but 
                hopeful, poor but perseverant, Irish-Americans seized 
                the opportunity to work hard, enjoy success, and pursue 
                the American Dream.

                Many took on the difficult work of constructing 
                America's infrastructure. Others assumed positions of 
                leadership. Among those leaders were signers of the 
                Declaration of Independence and Presidents of the 
                United States. Still others enjoyed great success and 
                influence in the arts and literature. From social 
                activists to business leaders, athletes to clergy, and 
                first responders to soldiers, distinguished Irish-
                Americans have made indelible contributions to our 
                national identity.

                Today, tens of millions of Irish-Americans can look 
                back with pride on the legacy of their forebears. 
                Irish-Americans are integral to the rich fabric of the 
                United States, and we are grateful for their service 
                and contributions.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 March 2009 as Irish-American 
                Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to observe 
                this month with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and 
                activities.

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

[FR Doc. E9-4855
Filed 3-4-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P