National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2010, 32081-32082 [2010-13674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 32081 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8530 of May 28, 2010 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation is linked to the Caribbean by our geography as well as our shared past and common aspirations. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the diverse cultures and immeasurable contributions of all Americans who trace their heritage to the Caribbean. Throughout our history, immigrants from Caribbean countries have come to our shores seeking better lives and opportunities. Others were brought against their will in the bonds of slavery. All have strived to ensure their children could achieve something greater and have preserved the promise of America for future generations. During the month of June, we also honor the bonds of friendship between the United States and Caribbean countries. This year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti has brought untold grief to the Haitian-American community, many who continue to mourn the loss of loved ones as they help rebuild their homeland. These families and individuals remain in our thoughts and prayers. The United States has proudly played a leading role in the international response to this crisis, which included vital contributions from countries throughout the Caribbean. As Haiti recovers, we will remain a steady and reliable partner. This month, we celebrate the triumph of Caribbean Americans, a diverse community that encompasses many nationalities and languages. They have become leaders in every sector of American life while maintaining the varied traditions of their countries of origin. Caribbean Americans enrich our national character and strengthen the fabric of our culture, and we are proud they are part of the American family. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD3 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 June 2010 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:56 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND3.SGM 07JND3 32082 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–13674 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:56 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND3.SGM 07JND3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD3 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 108 (Monday, June 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 32081-32082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13674]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 32081]]


                Proclamation 8530 of May 28, 2010

                
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation is linked to the Caribbean by our geography 
                as well as our shared past and common aspirations. 
                During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we 
                pay tribute to the diverse cultures and immeasurable 
                contributions of all Americans who trace their heritage 
                to the Caribbean.

                Throughout our history, immigrants from Caribbean 
                countries have come to our shores seeking better lives 
                and opportunities. Others were brought against their 
                will in the bonds of slavery. All have strived to 
                ensure their children could achieve something greater 
                and have preserved the promise of America for future 
                generations.

                During the month of June, we also honor the bonds of 
                friendship between the United States and Caribbean 
                countries. This year's devastating earthquake in Haiti 
                has brought untold grief to the Haitian-American 
                community, many who continue to mourn the loss of loved 
                ones as they help rebuild their homeland. These 
                families and individuals remain in our thoughts and 
                prayers. The United States has proudly played a leading 
                role in the international response to this crisis, 
                which included vital contributions from countries 
                throughout the Caribbean. As Haiti recovers, we will 
                remain a steady and reliable partner.

                This month, we celebrate the triumph of Caribbean 
                Americans, a diverse community that encompasses many 
                nationalities and languages. They have become leaders 
                in every sector of American life while maintaining the 
                varied traditions of their countries of origin. 
                Caribbean Americans enrich our national character and 
                strengthen the fabric of our culture, and we are proud 
                they are part of the American family.

                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 June 2010 as National 
                Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to celebrate the history and culture of 
                Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-13674
Filed 6-4-10; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P