National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2009, 47867-47868 [E9-22584]

Download as PDF 47867 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 179 Thursday, September 17, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8415 of September 14, 2009 The President National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Citizens willing to serve in uniform when duty calls have helped protect our freedom and security since our Nation’s founding more than 200 years ago. During times of peace, they have worked in our cities and towns, contributing their skill and energy to local businesses, schools, and civic organizations. During times of strife at home and abroad, they have served with distinction, protecting the United States from domestic and foreign threats. In commemorating National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we honor the courageous members of our Guard and Reserve and their employers, whose support strengthens our Armed Forces and helps protect our country. Our Guard and Reserve personnel are training arduously and serving valiantly as they are called upon to meet new challenges. Active here at home and in overseas operations, they are a key component in our national defense. Members of our Guard and Reserve serve with honor at home and in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other regions around the world, and they are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They help respond to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies, and protect against threats to our national security. Our Nation owes a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women who balance the demands of civilian and military life. Through their continued support and flexibility, employers across the country bolster the efforts of members of the Guard and Reserve. Employers often make financial and organizational sacrifices in the interest of our national security. The commitment of these employers helps ensure that our troops are mission-ready and provides a measure of assurance, comfort, and pride to those who leave their jobs and families behind as they are deployed. The United States is grateful to the many businesses and organizations that enable Guard and Reserve personnel to remain engaged in both their professional and their military careers. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES6 The United States has always benefited from the contributions of those willing to depart the comforts of home to answer the call of duty. Today, the American people celebrate the service and sacrifice of members of our Guard and Reserve as we pay special tribute to their employers for their admirable dedication and support. 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 of America, do hereby proclaim September 13 through September 19, 2009, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. I encourage all Americans to join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers. I also call on State and local officials, private organizations, and all military commanders, to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:07 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17SED1.SGM 17SED1 47868 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth 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. E9–22584 Filed 9–16–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:07 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17SED1.SGM 17SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES6 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 179 (Thursday, September 17, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Part III





The President





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Proclamation 8415--National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 
Week, 2009



Proclamation 8416--Fifteenth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women 
Act


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8415 of September 14, 2009

                
National Employer Support of the Guard and 
                Reserve Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Citizens willing to serve in uniform when duty calls 
                have helped protect our freedom and security since our 
                Nation's founding more than 200 years ago. During times 
                of peace, they have worked in our cities and towns, 
                contributing their skill and energy to local 
                businesses, schools, and civic organizations. During 
                times of strife at home and abroad, they have served 
                with distinction, protecting the United States from 
                domestic and foreign threats. In commemorating National 
                Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we 
                honor the courageous members of our Guard and Reserve 
                and their employers, whose support strengthens our 
                Armed Forces and helps protect our country.

                Our Guard and Reserve personnel are training arduously 
                and serving valiantly as they are called upon to meet 
                new challenges. Active here at home and in overseas 
                operations, they are a key component in our national 
                defense. Members of our Guard and Reserve serve with 
                honor at home and in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other 
                regions around the world, and they are willing to make 
                the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They help 
                respond to natural disasters and humanitarian 
                emergencies, and protect against threats to our 
                national security. Our Nation owes a debt of gratitude 
                to these brave men and women who balance the demands of 
                civilian and military life.

                Through their continued support and flexibility, 
                employers across the country bolster the efforts of 
                members of the Guard and Reserve. Employers often make 
                financial and organizational sacrifices in the interest 
                of our national security. The commitment of these 
                employers helps ensure that our troops are mission-
                ready and provides a measure of assurance, comfort, and 
                pride to those who leave their jobs and families behind 
                as they are deployed. The United States is grateful to 
                the many businesses and organizations that enable Guard 
                and Reserve personnel to remain engaged in both their 
                professional and their military careers.

                The United States has always benefited from the 
                contributions of those willing to depart the comforts 
                of home to answer the call of duty. Today, the American 
                people celebrate the service and sacrifice of members 
                of our Guard and Reserve as we pay special tribute to 
                their employers for their admirable dedication and 
                support.

                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 of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                13 through September 19, 2009, as National Employer 
                Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks 
                to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and 
                their civilian employers. I also call on State and 
                local officials, private organizations, and all 
                military commanders, to observe this week with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth 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. E9-22584
Filed 9-16-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P