National Days of Prayer And Remembrance, 2009, 46301-46302 [E9-21852]

Download as PDF 46301 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 173 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8410 of September 3, 2009 The President National Days of Prayer And Remembrance, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation They were daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, spouses and partners, family and friends, colleagues and strangers. They hailed from cities and towns across our Nation and world. On September 11, 2001, thousands of innocent women and men were taken from us, and their loss leaves an emptiness in our hearts. Hundreds perished as planes struck the skyline of New York City, the structure of the Pentagon, and the grass of Pennsylvania. In the immediate aftermath of these tragedies, many victims died as they sought safety. Selflessly placing themselves in danger, first responders, members of the Armed Forces, and private citizens made the ultimate sacrifice working to assist others. During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, Americans across the country cherish the memory of all those who passed and honor and pray for their families and friends. Americans also remember and pray for the safety and success of the members of the United States Armed Forces, who work every day to keep our Nation safe from terrorism and other threats to our security. Military members assisted those in need on September 11, 2001, and serve now in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. They have left the safety of home so that our Nation might be more secure. They have endured great sacrifice so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty. Our servicemembers represent the best of America, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS The threat of terrorism has denied too many men, women, and children their right to live in peace and security. As the United States works to defeat terrorists and build a more hopeful future for our children and young people across the world, we seek humility and strength. We reflect upon the lessons drawn from our national tragedy, seek God’s guidance and wisdom, and, never forgetting the lost, commit to working in common cause with our friends and allies to create a safer and brighter world for current and future generations. 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 Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States, each in their own way, honor the victims of September 11, 2001, and their families through prayer, memorial services, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. I invite the people of the world to share in this solemn commemoration. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:43 Sep 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 46302 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 9, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of September, 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. E9–21852 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:43 Sep 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 173 (Wednesday, September 9, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 46301-46302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21852]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 9, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8410 of September 3, 2009

                
National Days of Prayer And Remembrance, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                They were daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, 
                mothers and fathers, spouses and partners, family and 
                friends, colleagues and strangers. They hailed from 
                cities and towns across our Nation and world. On 
                September 11, 2001, thousands of innocent women and men 
                were taken from us, and their loss leaves an emptiness 
                in our hearts.

                Hundreds perished as planes struck the skyline of New 
                York City, the structure of the Pentagon, and the grass 
                of Pennsylvania. In the immediate aftermath of these 
                tragedies, many victims died as they sought safety. 
                Selflessly placing themselves in danger, first 
                responders, members of the Armed Forces, and private 
                citizens made the ultimate sacrifice working to assist 
                others. During the National Days of Prayer and 
                Remembrance, Americans across the country cherish the 
                memory of all those who passed and honor and pray for 
                their families and friends.

                Americans also remember and pray for the safety and 
                success of the members of the United States Armed 
                Forces, who work every day to keep our Nation safe from 
                terrorism and other threats to our security. Military 
                members assisted those in need on September 11, 2001, 
                and serve now in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the 
                world. They have left the safety of home so that our 
                Nation might be more secure. They have endured great 
                sacrifice so that we might enjoy the blessings of 
                liberty. Our servicemembers represent the best of 
                America, and they deserve our deepest respect and 
                gratitude.

                The threat of terrorism has denied too many men, women, 
                and children their right to live in peace and security. 
                As the United States works to defeat terrorists and 
                build a more hopeful future for our children and young 
                people across the world, we seek humility and strength. 
                We reflect upon the lessons drawn from our national 
                tragedy, seek God's guidance and wisdom, and, never 
                forgetting the lost, commit to working in common cause 
                with our friends and allies to create a safer and 
                brighter world for current and future generations.

                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 Friday, September 4, through 
                Sunday, September 6, as National Days of Prayer and 
                Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United 
                States, each in their own way, honor the victims of 
                September 11, 2001, and their families through prayer, 
                memorial services, the ringing of bells, and evening 
                candlelight remembrance vigils. I invite the people of 
                the world to share in this solemn commemoration.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of September, 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. E9-21852
Filed 9-8-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P