National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2009, 27069-27070 [E9-13410]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Presidential Documents 27069 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8390 of June 2, 2009 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Caribbean Americans have made lasting contributions to our Nation’s culture and history, and the month of June has been set aside to honor their cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and social diversity. Generations of immigrants have preserved the traditions of their homelands, and these traditions have defined our Nation’s identity. Caribbean Americans bring a unique and vibrant culture. This multilingual and multiethnic tradition has strengthened our social fabric and enriched the diversity of our Nation. Millions of individuals in the United States have Caribbean roots. Unfortunately some Caribbean Americans were forced to our country as slaves; others arrived of their own volition. All have sought the promise of a brighter tomorrow for themselves and their children. In their pursuit of success, Caribbean Americans exhibit the traits all Americans prize: determination, a devotion to community, and patriotism. They have made their mark in every facet of our society, from art to athletics and science to service. Caribbean Americans have also safeguarded our Nation in the United States Armed Forces. This month we also recognize the critical relationship the United States maintains with Caribbean nations. In a world of increasing communication and connectivity, this friendship has become even more important. We are neighbors, partners, and friends; we share the same aspirations for our children; and we strive for the very same freedoms. Together, we can meet the common challenges we face. erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I urge all Americans to commemorate this month by learning more about the history and culture of Caribbean Americans. VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:45 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05JND1.SGM 05JND1 27070 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of June, 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. E9–13410 Filed 6–4–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:45 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05JND1.SGM 05JND1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 107 (Friday, June 5, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 27069-27070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13410]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8390 of June 2, 2009

                
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Caribbean Americans have made lasting contributions to 
                our Nation's culture and history, and the month of June 
                has been set aside to honor their cultural, linguistic, 
                ethnic, and social diversity.

                 Generations of immigrants have preserved the 
                traditions of their homelands, and these traditions 
                have defined our Nation's identity. Caribbean Americans 
                bring a unique and vibrant culture. This multilingual 
                and multiethnic tradition has strengthened our social 
                fabric and enriched the diversity of our Nation.

                Millions of individuals in the United States have 
                Caribbean roots. Unfortunately some Caribbean Americans 
                were forced to our country as slaves; others arrived of 
                their own volition. All have sought the promise of a 
                brighter tomorrow for themselves and their children.

                 In their pursuit of success, Caribbean Americans 
                exhibit the traits all Americans prize: determination, 
                a devotion to community, and patriotism. They have made 
                their mark in every facet of our society, from art to 
                athletics and science to service. Caribbean Americans 
                have also safeguarded our Nation in the United States 
                Armed Forces.

                 This month we also recognize the critical relationship 
                the United States maintains with Caribbean nations. In 
                a world of increasing communication and connectivity, 
                this friendship has become even more important. We are 
                neighbors, partners, and friends; we share the same 
                aspirations for our children; and we strive for the 
                very same freedoms. Together, we can meet the common 
                challenges we face.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as National 
                Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I urge all Americans 
                to commemorate this month by learning more about the 
                history and culture of Caribbean Americans.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of June, 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. E9-13410
Filed 6-4-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P