Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2011, 60355-60356 [2011-25198]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Presidential Documents 60355 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8722 of September 23, 2011 Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s earliest days, the men and women of our Armed Forces have demonstrated the courage and heroism that have come to define America. Across shores, in deserts, and on city streets around the world, extraordinary Americans have given their last full measure of devotion defending the freedoms we cherish. Their ultimate sacrifice is one we can never fully repay, and the enormity of the grief their families carry we can never fully know. Gold Star mothers and families know the immeasurable cost of fighting for the ideals we believe in, and they know the pride that comes with exemplary service to America. On this day, and every day, we offer them our deep gratitude and respect, and we are inspired by their strength and determination. Through heartbreaking loss, our Gold Star families continue to support one another, serve their communities, and bring comfort to the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families. Our fallen heroes answered their country’s call to duty, sacrificing all they had and all they would ever know. Their families exemplify that same mark of selflessness and patriotism that has sustained our country and will sustain us through trials to come. We honor their sacrifice, and stand with our service members, military families, and Gold Star families as they have stood for us. Today, we reaffirm our promise to care for those left behind, to uphold the ideals for which the fallen gave their lives, and to carry with us their legacy as we work toward a better future. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1985 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ‘‘Gold Star Mother’s Day.’’ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS 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 September 25, 2011, as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s 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 and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED2.SGM 28SED2 60356 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–25198 Filed 9–27–11; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED2.SGM 28SED2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60355-60356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25198]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8722 of September 23, 2011

                
Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's earliest days, the men and women of 
                our Armed Forces have demonstrated the courage and 
                heroism that have come to define America. Across 
                shores, in deserts, and on city streets around the 
                world, extraordinary Americans have given their last 
                full measure of devotion defending the freedoms we 
                cherish. Their ultimate sacrifice is one we can never 
                fully repay, and the enormity of the grief their 
                families carry we can never fully know.

                Gold Star mothers and families know the immeasurable 
                cost of fighting for the ideals we believe in, and they 
                know the pride that comes with exemplary service to 
                America. On this day, and every day, we offer them our 
                deep gratitude and respect, and we are inspired by 
                their strength and determination. Through heartbreaking 
                loss, our Gold Star families continue to support one 
                another, serve their communities, and bring comfort to 
                the men and women of our Armed Forces and their 
                families.

                Our fallen heroes answered their country's call to 
                duty, sacrificing all they had and all they would ever 
                know. Their families exemplify that same mark of 
                selflessness and patriotism that has sustained our 
                country and will sustain us through trials to come. We 
                honor their sacrifice, and stand with our service 
                members, military families, and Gold Star families as 
                they have stood for us. Today, we reaffirm our promise 
                to care for those left behind, to uphold the ideals for 
                which the fallen gave their lives, and to carry with us 
                their legacy as we work toward a better future.

                The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 
                23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1985 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 September 25, 2011, 
                as Gold Star Mother's and Family's 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 and respect for our Gold Star 
                Mothers and Families.

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

[FR Doc. 2011-25198
Filed 9-27-11; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W1-P