National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2009, 47997-47998 [E9-22744]

Download as PDF 47997 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 180 Friday, September 18, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8417 of September 15, 2009 The President National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The story of Hispanics in America is the story of America itself. The Hispanic community’s values—love of family, a deep and abiding faith, and a strong work ethic—are America’s values. Hispanics bring together the rich traditions of communities with centuries-old roots in America and the energy and drive of recent immigrants. Many have taken great risks to begin a new life in the hopes of achieving a better future for themselves and their families. Hispanics have played a vital role in the moments and movements that have shaped our country. They have enriched our culture and brought creativity and innovation to everything from sports to the sciences and from the arts to our economy. Hispanics have served with honor and distinction in every conflict since the Revolutionary War, and they have made invaluable contributions through their service to our country. They lead corporations and not-for-profits, and social movements and places of learning. They serve in government at every level from school boards to statehouses, and from city councils to Congress. And for the first time in our Nation’s history, a Latina is seated among the nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. As Hispanics continue to enrich our Nation’s character and shape our common future, they strengthen America’s promise and affirm the narrative of American unity and progress. To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the Congress, by Public Law 100–402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as ‘‘National Hispanic Heritage Month.’’ erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2009, as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:49 Sep 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18SED0.SGM 18SED0 47998 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 180 / Friday, September 18, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth 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. E9–22744 Filed 9–17–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:49 Sep 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18SED0.SGM 18SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 180 (Friday, September 18, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22744]



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Proclamation 8417--National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 180 / Friday, September 18, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8417 of September 15, 2009

                
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The story of Hispanics in America is the story of 
                America itself. The Hispanic community's values--love 
                of family, a deep and abiding faith, and a strong work 
                ethic--are America's values. Hispanics bring together 
                the rich traditions of communities with centuries-old 
                roots in America and the energy and drive of recent 
                immigrants. Many have taken great risks to begin a new 
                life in the hopes of achieving a better future for 
                themselves and their families.

                Hispanics have played a vital role in the moments and 
                movements that have shaped our country. They have 
                enriched our culture and brought creativity and 
                innovation to everything from sports to the sciences 
                and from the arts to our economy.

                Hispanics have served with honor and distinction in 
                every conflict since the Revolutionary War, and they 
                have made invaluable contributions through their 
                service to our country. They lead corporations and not-
                for-profits, and social movements and places of 
                learning. They serve in government at every level from 
                school boards to statehouses, and from city councils to 
                Congress. And for the first time in our Nation's 
                history, a Latina is seated among the nine Justices of 
                the Supreme Court of the United States.

                As Hispanics continue to enrich our Nation's character 
                and shape our common future, they strengthen America's 
                promise and affirm the narrative of American unity and 
                progress.

                To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the 
                Congress, by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has 
                authorized and requested the President to issue 
                annually a proclamation designating September 15 
                through October 15 as ``National Hispanic Heritage 
                Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                15 through October 15, 2009, as National Hispanic 
                Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, 
                educators, librarians, and all the people of the United 
                States to observe this month with appropriate 
                ceremonies, activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth 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. E9-22744
Filed 9-17-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P