Gold Star Mother's and Families' Day, 2010, 60283-60284 [2010-24647]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Presidential Documents 60283 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8569 of September 24, 2010 Gold Star Mother’s and Families’ Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In a long line of heroes stretching from the greens of Lexington and Concord to the mountains of Afghanistan, selfless patriots have defended our lives and liberties with valor and honor. They have been ordinary Americans who loved their country so profoundly that they were willing to give their lives to keep it safe and free. As we pay tribute to the valiant men and women in uniform lost in battle, we also recognize the deep loss and great strength of those who share in that ultimate sacrifice: America’s Gold Star Mothers and Families. For those in our Armed Forces who gave their last full measure of devotion, their loved ones know the high cost of our hard-won freedoms and security. An empty seat at the table and missed milestones leave a void that can never be filled, yet the legacy of our fallen heroes lives on in the people they loved. Their exceptional spirit of service dwells in the pride of Gold Star parents, who instilled the values that led these brave men and women to service. It grows in the hearts of their children, who know that, despite their absence, they gave their lives so others might be free. And, it echoes in the enduring love of their spouses—the backbone of our military families— who supported the person they cherished most in the world in serving our Nation. Though our Gold Star families have sacrificed more than most can ever imagine, they still find the courage and strength to comfort other families, support veterans, and give back to their communities. It is from these examples of unwavering patriotism that we witness the values and ideals for which our country was founded, and for which America’s sons and daughters have laid down their lives. As members of a grateful Nation, we owe a debt we can never repay, but hold this sacred obligation forever in our hearts, minds, and actions. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ‘‘Gold Star Mother’s Day.’’ mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD2 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 Sunday, September 26, 2010, as Gold Star Mother’s and Families’ Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this special day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s sympathy, support, and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED2.SGM 29SED2 60284 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth 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 thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–24647 Filed 9–28–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED2.SGM 29SED2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD2 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 29, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-24647]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8569 of September 24, 2010

                
Gold Star Mother's and Families' Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In a long line of heroes stretching from the greens of 
                Lexington and Concord to the mountains of Afghanistan, 
                selfless patriots have defended our lives and liberties 
                with valor and honor. They have been ordinary Americans 
                who loved their country so profoundly that they were 
                willing to give their lives to keep it safe and free. 
                As we pay tribute to the valiant men and women in 
                uniform lost in battle, we also recognize the deep loss 
                and great strength of those who share in that ultimate 
                sacrifice: America's Gold Star Mothers and Families.

                For those in our Armed Forces who gave their last full 
                measure of devotion, their loved ones know the high 
                cost of our hard-won freedoms and security. An empty 
                seat at the table and missed milestones leave a void 
                that can never be filled, yet the legacy of our fallen 
                heroes lives on in the people they loved. Their 
                exceptional spirit of service dwells in the pride of 
                Gold Star parents, who instilled the values that led 
                these brave men and women to service. It grows in the 
                hearts of their children, who know that, despite their 
                absence, they gave their lives so others might be free. 
                And, it echoes in the enduring love of their spouses--
                the backbone of our military families--who supported 
                the person they cherished most in the world in serving 
                our Nation. Though our Gold Star families have 
                sacrificed more than most can ever imagine, they still 
                find the courage and strength to comfort other 
                families, support veterans, and give back to their 
                communities.

                It is from these examples of unwavering patriotism that 
                we witness the values and ideals for which our country 
                was founded, and for which America's sons and daughters 
                have laid down their lives. As members of a grateful 
                Nation, we owe a debt we can never repay, but hold this 
                sacred obligation forever in our hearts, minds, and 
                actions.

                The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 
                23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the 
                last Sunday in September as ``Gold Star Mother's Day.''

                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 Sunday, September 26, 
                2010, as Gold Star Mother's and Families' Day. I call 
                upon all Government officials to display the flag of 
                the United States over Government buildings on this 
                special day. I also encourage the American people to 
                display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a 
                public expression of our Nation's sympathy, support, 
                and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fourth 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. 2010-24647
Filed 9-28-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P