National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2009, 37925-37926 [E9-18281]

Download as PDF 37925 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 144 Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8399 of July 24, 2009 The President National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fifty-six years after the signing of the Military Armistice Agreement at Panmunjom, Americans remain grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our Korean War veterans. More than 600,000 United States and allied combatants lost their lives in Korea during the 3 years of bitter warfare that ended on July 27, 1953. Many were also injured, taken as prisoners of war, and missing in action. These dedicated servicemen and women, under the banner of the United Nations, fought to secure the blessings of freedom and democracy on the Korean Peninsula, and they deserve our unending respect and gratitude. Every day we are reminded of the selfless service of these veterans. The Korean War Veterans Memorial stands in our Nation’s Capital as an enduring tribute to them. Marching among juniper bushes and rows of granite, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen silently remind all who glimpse their faces of the great challenges that so many Americans overcame. The strong partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea is also a proud testament to our men and women in uniform. Today we remember and honor the valor of Korean War veterans and the extraordinary sacrifices that they and their families made in the cause of peace. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PREDOCD1 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 July 27, 2009, as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor and give thanks to our distinguished Korean War veterans. I also ask Federal departments and agencies and interested groups, organizations, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff on July 27, 2009, in memory of the Americans who died as a result of their service in Korea. VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:41 Jul 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JYD1.SGM 29JYD1 37926 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 29, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–18281 Filed 7–28–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:41 Jul 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JYD1.SGM 29JYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PREDOCD1 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 29, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 37925-37926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18281]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 29, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8399 of July 24, 2009

                
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Fifty-six years after the signing of the Military 
                Armistice Agreement at Panmunjom, Americans remain 
                grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our Korean 
                War veterans. More than 600,000 United States and 
                allied combatants lost their lives in Korea during the 
                3 years of bitter warfare that ended on July 27, 1953. 
                Many were also injured, taken as prisoners of war, and 
                missing in action. These dedicated servicemen and 
                women, under the banner of the United Nations, fought 
                to secure the blessings of freedom and democracy on the 
                Korean Peninsula, and they deserve our unending respect 
                and gratitude.

                Every day we are reminded of the selfless service of 
                these veterans. The Korean War Veterans Memorial stands 
                in our Nation's Capital as an enduring tribute to them. 
                Marching among juniper bushes and rows of granite, 
                Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen 
                silently remind all who glimpse their faces of the 
                great challenges that so many Americans overcame. The 
                strong partnership between the United States and the 
                Republic of Korea is also a proud testament to our men 
                and women in uniform.

                Today we remember and honor the valor of Korean War 
                veterans and the extraordinary sacrifices that they and 
                their families made in the cause of peace.

                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 July 27, 2009, as 
                National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. I call upon 
                all Americans to observe this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities that honor and give thanks to 
                our distinguished Korean War veterans. I also ask 
                Federal departments and agencies and interested groups, 
                organizations, and individuals to fly the flag of the 
                United States at half-staff on July 27, 2009, in memory 
                of the Americans who died as a result of their service 
                in Korea.

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

[FR Doc. E9-18281
Filed 7-28-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P