Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2010, 32085-32086 [2010-13677]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 32085 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8532 of May 28, 2010 Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s founding, America’s sons and daughters have given their lives in service to our country. From Concord and Gettysburg to Marne and Normandy, from Inchon and Khe Sanh to Baghdad and Kandahar, they departed our world as heroes and gave their lives for a cause greater than themselves. On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price to defend the United States and the principles upon which America was founded. In honor of our country’s fallen, I encourage all Americans to unite at 3:00 p.m. local time to observe a National Moment of Remembrance. Today, Americans from all backgrounds and corners of our country serve with valor, courage, and distinction in the United States Armed Forces. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the giants of our Nation’s history, writing their own chapter in the American story. Many of today’s warriors know what it means to lose a friend too soon, and all our service members and their families understand the true meaning of sacrifice. This Memorial Day, we express our deepest appreciation to the men and women in uniform who gave their last full measure of devotion so we might live in freedom. We cherish their memory and pray for the peace for which they laid down their lives. We mourn with the families and friends of those we have lost, and hope they find comfort in knowing their loved ones died with honor. We ask for God’s grace to protect those fighting in distant lands, and we renew our promise to support our troops, their families, and our veterans. Their unwavering devotion inspires us all—they are the best of America. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD5 It is our sacred duty to preserve the legacy of these brave Americans, and it remains our charge to work for peace, freedom, and security. Let us always strive to uphold the founding principles they died defending; let their legacy continue to inspire our Nation; and let this solemn lesson of service and sacrifice be taught to future generations of Americans. In honor of their dedication and service to America, the Congress, by a Joint Resolution, approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106–579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:58 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND5.SGM 07JND5 32086 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents I request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period. 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. 2010–13677 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:58 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND5.SGM 07JND5 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD5 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 108 (Monday, June 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 32085-32086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13677]




                        Presidential Documents 



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

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                Proclamation 8532 of May 28, 2010

                
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's founding, America's sons and 
                daughters have given their lives in service to our 
                country. From Concord and Gettysburg to Marne and 
                Normandy, from Inchon and Khe Sanh to Baghdad and 
                Kandahar, they departed our world as heroes and gave 
                their lives for a cause greater than themselves.

                On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have paid 
                the ultimate price to defend the United States and the 
                principles upon which America was founded. In honor of 
                our country's fallen, I encourage all Americans to 
                unite at 3:00 p.m. local time to observe a National 
                Moment of Remembrance.

                Today, Americans from all backgrounds and corners of 
                our country serve with valor, courage, and distinction 
                in the United States Armed Forces. They stand shoulder 
                to shoulder with the giants of our Nation's history, 
                writing their own chapter in the American story. Many 
                of today's warriors know what it means to lose a friend 
                too soon, and all our service members and their 
                families understand the true meaning of sacrifice.

                This Memorial Day, we express our deepest appreciation 
                to the men and women in uniform who gave their last 
                full measure of devotion so we might live in freedom. 
                We cherish their memory and pray for the peace for 
                which they laid down their lives. We mourn with the 
                families and friends of those we have lost, and hope 
                they find comfort in knowing their loved ones died with 
                honor. We ask for God's grace to protect those fighting 
                in distant lands, and we renew our promise to support 
                our troops, their families, and our veterans. Their 
                unwavering devotion inspires us all--they are the best 
                of America.

                It is our sacred duty to preserve the legacy of these 
                brave Americans, and it remains our charge to work for 
                peace, freedom, and security. Let us always strive to 
                uphold the founding principles they died defending; let 
                their legacy continue to inspire our Nation; and let 
                this solemn lesson of service and sacrifice be taught 
                to future generations of Americans.

                In honor of their dedication and service to America, 
                the Congress, by a Joint Resolution, approved May 11, 
                1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the 
                President to issue a proclamation calling on the people 
                of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a 
                day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a 
                period on that day when the people of the United States 
                might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-
                579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that 
                day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their 
                own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial 
                Day, May 31, 2010, as a day of prayer for permanent 
                peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each 
                locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite 
                in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the 
                National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. 
                local time on Memorial Day.

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                I request the Governors of the United States and the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate 
                officials of all units of government, to direct that 
                the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this 
                Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval 
                vessels throughout the United States and in all areas 
                under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the 
                people of the United States to display the flag at 
                half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon 
                period.

                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. 2010-13677
Filed 6-4-10; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P