National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2010, 57839-57840 [2010-23900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 22, 2010 / Presidential Documents 57839 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8563 of September 16, 2010 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation ‘‘Until every story ends’’ is a solemn promise to those who wear the uniform of the United States that they will never be left behind or forgotten. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who never returned home from combat, to those who faced unthinkable suffering as prisoners of war in distant lands, and to all servicemembers who have defended American lives and liberties with unwavering devotion. As a grateful Nation, we can never repay the profound debt to our heroes, and we will not rest until we have accounted for the missing members of our Armed Forces. We demonstrate our deep gratitude and admiration for our brave patriots not in words alone, but in our actions to bring them home. Each year, specialists in our Department of Defense scour foreign battlefields and burial sites, interview witnesses, and search national and international archives for information about those missing from the Vietnam War, Korean War, Cold War, World War II, and other conflicts. Their work will not be complete, nor our commitment fulfilled, until the families of those taken or missing in action can rest knowing the fate of their loved ones. On September 17, 2010, the stark black and white flag honoring America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action will be flown over the White House; the United States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service System Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; United States post offices; national cemeteries; and other locations across our country. It is a powerful reminder that our Nation will never cease in our task to recover, remember, and honor the courageous men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for each of us. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2010, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I urge all Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Sep 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22SED1.SGM 22SED1 57840 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 22, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, 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. [FR Doc. 2010–23900 Filed 9–21–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Sep 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22SED1.SGM 22SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES6 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 22, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-23900]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 22, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8563 of September 16, 2010

                
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                ``Until every story ends'' is a solemn promise to those 
                who wear the uniform of the United States that they 
                will never be left behind or forgotten. On National 
                POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pay tribute to the American 
                men and women who never returned home from combat, to 
                those who faced unthinkable suffering as prisoners of 
                war in distant lands, and to all servicemembers who 
                have defended American lives and liberties with 
                unwavering devotion. As a grateful Nation, we can never 
                repay the profound debt to our heroes, and we will not 
                rest until we have accounted for the missing members of 
                our Armed Forces.

                We demonstrate our deep gratitude and admiration for 
                our brave patriots not in words alone, but in our 
                actions to bring them home. Each year, specialists in 
                our Department of Defense scour foreign battlefields 
                and burial sites, interview witnesses, and search 
                national and international archives for information 
                about those missing from the Vietnam War, Korean War, 
                Cold War, World War II, and other conflicts. Their work 
                will not be complete, nor our commitment fulfilled, 
                until the families of those taken or missing in action 
                can rest knowing the fate of their loved ones.

                On September 17, 2010, the stark black and white flag 
                honoring America's prisoners of war and those missing 
                in action will be flown over the White House; the 
                United States Capitol; the Departments of State, 
                Defense, and Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service 
                System Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the 
                Korean War Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans 
                Memorial; United States post offices; national 
                cemeteries; and other locations across our country. It 
                is a powerful reminder that our Nation will never cease 
                in our task to recover, remember, and honor the 
                courageous men and women who have served and sacrificed 
                so much for each of us.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by the authority vested in me 
                by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                do hereby proclaim September 17, 2010, as National POW/
                MIA Recognition Day. I urge all Americans to observe 
                this day of honor and remembrance with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth day of September, 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. 2010-23900
Filed 9-21-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P