Father's Day, 2010, 35949 [2010-15403]

Download as PDF 35949 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 120 Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8537 of June 18, 2010 The President Father’s Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From the first moments of life, the bond forged between a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of their children. Father’s Day is a special time to honor the men who raised us, and to thank them for their selfless dedication and love. Fathers are our first teachers and coaches, mentors and role models. They push us to succeed, encourage us when we are struggling, and offer unconditional care and support. Children and adults alike look up to them and learn from their example and perspective. The journey of fatherhood is both exhilarating and humbling—it is an opportunity to model who we want our sons and daughters to become, and to build the foundation upon which they can achieve their dreams. Fatherhood also carries enormous responsibilities. An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child. When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill. Across America, foster and adoptive fathers respond to this need, providing safe and loving homes for children facing hardships. Men are also making compassionate commitments outside the home by serving as mentors, tutors, or big brothers to young people in their community. Together, we can support the guiding presence of male role models in the lives of countless young people who stand to gain from it. Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step-father, a grandfather, or caring guardian. We owe a special debt of gratitude for those parents serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families, whose sacrifices protect the lives and liberties of all American children. For the character they build, the doors they open, and the love they provide over our lifetimes, all our fathers deserve our unending appreciation and admiration. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 2010, as Father’s Day. I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Let us honor our fathers, living and deceased, with all the love and gratitude they deserve. [FR Doc. 2010–15403 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD0 Billing code 3195–W0–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:57 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23JND0.SGM 23JND0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of June, 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. Filed 6–22–10; 11:15 am]

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Proclamation 8537--Father's Day, 2010



Proclamation 8538--World Refugee Day, 2010



Memorandum of June 18, 2010--Enhancing Payment Accuracy Through a ``Do 
Not Pay List''



Memorandum of June 18, 2010--Lobbyists on Agency Boards and Commissions


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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8537 of June 18, 2010

                
Father's Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From the first moments of life, the bond forged between 
                a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching 
                scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, 
                instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of 
                their children. Father's Day is a special time to honor 
                the men who raised us, and to thank them for their 
                selfless dedication and love.

                Fathers are our first teachers and coaches, mentors and 
                role models. They push us to succeed, encourage us when 
                we are struggling, and offer unconditional care and 
                support. Children and adults alike look up to them and 
                learn from their example and perspective. The journey 
                of fatherhood is both exhilarating and humbling--it is 
                an opportunity to model who we want our sons and 
                daughters to become, and to build the foundation upon 
                which they can achieve their dreams.

                Fatherhood also carries enormous responsibilities. An 
                active, committed father makes a lasting difference in 
                the life of a child. When fathers are not present, 
                their children and families cope with an absence 
                government cannot fill. Across America, foster and 
                adoptive fathers respond to this need, providing safe 
                and loving homes for children facing hardships. Men are 
                also making compassionate commitments outside the home 
                by serving as mentors, tutors, or big brothers to young 
                people in their community. Together, we can support the 
                guiding presence of male role models in the lives of 
                countless young people who stand to gain from it.

                Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may 
                be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two 
                fathers, a step-father, a grandfather, or caring 
                guardian. We owe a special debt of gratitude for those 
                parents serving in the United States Armed Forces and 
                their families, whose sacrifices protect the lives and 
                liberties of all American children. For the character 
                they build, the doors they open, and the love they 
                provide over our lifetimes, all our fathers deserve our 
                unending appreciation and admiration.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, in accordance with a joint 
                resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as 
                amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 
                2010, as Father's Day. I direct the appropriate 
                officials of the Government to display the flag of the 
                United States on all Government buildings on this day, 
                and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with 
                appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Let 
                us honor our fathers, living and deceased, with all the 
                love and gratitude they deserve.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of June, 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. 2010-15403
Filed 6-22-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P