National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2010, 45037 [2010-18987]

Download as PDF 45037 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 146 Friday, July 30, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8543 of July 26, 2010 The President National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Today we celebrate the signing of the Military Armistice Agreement at Panmunjom and we honor our servicemembers who fought and died for freedom and democracy in the Korean War. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War and the birth of an enduring friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea that is stronger today than ever before. Our alliance is rooted in shared sacrifice, common values, mutual interest, and respect, and this partnership is vital to peace and stability in Asia and the world. Since our Nation’s founding, the United States has relied on our Armed Forces to ensure our safety and security at home, and to protect lives and liberties around the globe. When Communist armies poured across the 38th parallel, threatening the very survival of South Korea, American troops braved unforgiving conditions and rallied to the young republic’s defense. Tens of thousands of our Nation’s servicemembers lost their lives, and many more were wounded, declared missing in action, or taken as prisoners of war. The courageous service and ultimate sacrifices of these patriots and our allied combatants safeguarded a free government and vibrant economy in South Korea, forging a bond between our people that stands strong today. As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the eventual conclusion of hostilities at Panmunjom, let us raise our flags high to honor the service and valor of our veterans, to reflect on the principles for which they fought, and to reaffirm the unshakeable bond between South Korea and our Nation. 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 July 27, 2010, as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor our distinguished Korean War veterans. [FR Doc. 2010–18987 Filed 7–29–10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195–W0–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30JYD0.SGM 30JYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

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Proclamation 8543--National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2010



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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8543 of July 26, 2010

                
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today we celebrate the signing of the Military 
                Armistice Agreement at Panmunjom and we honor our 
                servicemembers who fought and died for freedom and 
                democracy in the Korean War. This year marks the 60th 
                anniversary of the start of the Korean War and the 
                birth of an enduring friendship between the United 
                States and the Republic of Korea that is stronger today 
                than ever before. Our alliance is rooted in shared 
                sacrifice, common values, mutual interest, and respect, 
                and this partnership is vital to peace and stability in 
                Asia and the world.

                Since our Nation's founding, the United States has 
                relied on our Armed Forces to ensure our safety and 
                security at home, and to protect lives and liberties 
                around the globe. When Communist armies poured across 
                the 38th parallel, threatening the very survival of 
                South Korea, American troops braved unforgiving 
                conditions and rallied to the young republic's defense. 
                Tens of thousands of our Nation's servicemembers lost 
                their lives, and many more were wounded, declared 
                missing in action, or taken as prisoners of war. The 
                courageous service and ultimate sacrifices of these 
                patriots and our allied combatants safeguarded a free 
                government and vibrant economy in South Korea, forging 
                a bond between our people that stands strong today.

                As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak 
                of the Korean War and the eventual conclusion of 
                hostilities at Panmunjom, let us raise our flags high 
                to honor the service and valor of our veterans, to 
                reflect on the principles for which they fought, and to 
                reaffirm the unshakeable bond between South Korea and 
                our Nation.

                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 July 27, 2010, as 
                National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. I call upon 
                all Americans to observe this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities that honor our distinguished 
                Korean War veterans.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-18987
Filed 7-29-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P