Labor Day, 2009, 46661-46662 [E9-21988]

Download as PDF 46661 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 174 Thursday, September 10, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8411 of September 4, 2009 The President Labor Day, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s founding, working Americans have carried us through times of challenge and uncertainty and propelled America through eras of peace and prosperity. They have long formed the backbone of our Nation’s economy, and they will continue to lead our Nation to new heights in the years to come. Working Americans helped lay the foundation for our Nation’s progress over the generations. Brick by brick, they built the infrastructure that powered the engine of our economy. With firm resolve and commitment, they constructed our cities and towns, and with unparalleled skill they manufactured the goods and provided the services needed by Americans and people around the world. They have prepared our children for the challenges ahead and cared for the sick and the elderly. Today, we commemorate the many contributions labor has made to our Nation. Throughout its history, the labor movement has given voice to the aspirations and concerns of millions of men and women. By fighting for decent working conditions, as well as fair wages and benefits, organized labor has stood for the rights of everyday Americans. With determination and commitment, labor has advocated for all working families and all have benefited from the fruits of their struggles. Today, we find ourselves in an era of great challenges. The economic crisis we face is vast and complex. Americans understand the consequences: dwindling savings for young families, a daunting choice between prescriptions and groceries for our seniors, and fading hopes for a college education for our young people. Just as they have so many times in our history, working Americans will help our Nation emerge from this crisis and lead us into a new era of prosperity and progress. This Labor Day, as we honor our workers, and we renew our commitment to uphold the American Dream and the founding promise of our Nation: in America, we can make of our lives what we will, and all things are possible for all people. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES 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 September 7, 2009, as Labor Day. I call upon public officials and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the tremendous contributions of working Americans and their families. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:51 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10SED0.SGM 10SED0 46662 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth 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. E9–21988 Filed 9–9–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:51 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10SED0.SGM 10SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 174 (Thursday, September 10, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 46661-46662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21988]



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The President





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Proclamation 8411--Labor Day, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8411 of September 4, 2009

                
Labor Day, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's founding, working Americans have 
                carried us through times of challenge and uncertainty 
                and propelled America through eras of peace and 
                prosperity. They have long formed the backbone of our 
                Nation's economy, and they will continue to lead our 
                Nation to new heights in the years to come.

                Working Americans helped lay the foundation for our 
                Nation's progress over the generations. Brick by brick, 
                they built the infrastructure that powered the engine 
                of our economy. With firm resolve and commitment, they 
                constructed our cities and towns, and with unparalleled 
                skill they manufactured the goods and provided the 
                services needed by Americans and people around the 
                world. They have prepared our children for the 
                challenges ahead and cared for the sick and the 
                elderly. Today, we commemorate the many contributions 
                labor has made to our Nation.

                Throughout its history, the labor movement has given 
                voice to the aspirations and concerns of millions of 
                men and women. By fighting for decent working 
                conditions, as well as fair wages and benefits, 
                organized labor has stood for the rights of everyday 
                Americans. With determination and commitment, labor has 
                advocated for all working families and all have 
                benefited from the fruits of their struggles.

                Today, we find ourselves in an era of great challenges. 
                The economic crisis we face is vast and complex. 
                Americans understand the consequences: dwindling 
                savings for young families, a daunting choice between 
                prescriptions and groceries for our seniors, and fading 
                hopes for a college education for our young people. 
                Just as they have so many times in our history, working 
                Americans will help our Nation emerge from this crisis 
                and lead us into a new era of prosperity and progress.

                This Labor Day, as we honor our workers, and we renew 
                our commitment to uphold the American Dream and the 
                founding promise of our Nation: in America, we can make 
                of our lives what we will, and all things are possible 
                for all people.

                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 September 7, 2009, as Labor 
                Day. I call upon public officials and all the people of 
                the United States to observe this day with appropriate 
                programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge 
                the tremendous contributions of working Americans and 
                their families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth 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. E9-21988
Filed 9-9-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P