National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2013, 33959-33960 [2013-13544]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Presidential Documents 33959 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8990 of May 31, 2013 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For centuries, the United States and nations in the Caribbean have grown alongside each other as partners in progress. Separated by sea but united by a yearning for independence, our countries won the right to chart their own destinies after generations of colonial rule. Time and again, we have led the way to a brighter future together—from lifting the stains of slavery and segregation to widening the circle of opportunity for our sons and daughters. National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate those enduring achievements. It is also a chance to recognize men and women who trace their roots to the Caribbean. Through every chapter of our Nation’s history, Caribbean Americans have made our country stronger—reshaping our politics and reigniting the arts, spurring our movements and answering the call to serve. Caribbean traditions have enriched our own, and woven new threads into our cultural fabric. Again and again, Caribbean immigrants and their descendants have reaffirmed America’s promise as a land of opportunity—a place where no matter who you are or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Together, as a Nation of immigrants, we will keep writing that story. And alongside our partners throughout the Caribbean, we will keep working to achieve inclusive economic growth, access to clean and affordable energy, enhanced security, and lasting opportunity for all our people. As we honor Caribbean Americans this month, let us strengthen the ties that bind us as members of the Pan American community, and let us resolve to carry them forward in the years ahead. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD2 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 June 2013 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JND2.SGM 06JND2 33960 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2013–13544 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JND2.SGM 06JND2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD2 Billing code 3295–F3

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 109 (Thursday, June 6, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13544]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8990 of May 31, 2013

                
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For centuries, the United States and nations in the 
                Caribbean have grown alongside each other as partners 
                in progress. Separated by sea but united by a yearning 
                for independence, our countries won the right to chart 
                their own destinies after generations of colonial rule. 
                Time and again, we have led the way to a brighter 
                future together--from lifting the stains of slavery and 
                segregation to widening the circle of opportunity for 
                our sons and daughters.

                National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a time to 
                celebrate those enduring achievements. It is also a 
                chance to recognize men and women who trace their roots 
                to the Caribbean. Through every chapter of our Nation's 
                history, Caribbean Americans have made our country 
                stronger--reshaping our politics and reigniting the 
                arts, spurring our movements and answering the call to 
                serve. Caribbean traditions have enriched our own, and 
                woven new threads into our cultural fabric. Again and 
                again, Caribbean immigrants and their descendants have 
                reaffirmed America's promise as a land of opportunity--
                a place where no matter who you are or where you come 
                from, you can make it if you try.

                Together, as a Nation of immigrants, we will keep 
                writing that story. And alongside our partners 
                throughout the Caribbean, we will keep working to 
                achieve inclusive economic growth, access to clean and 
                affordable energy, enhanced security, and lasting 
                opportunity for all our people. As we honor Caribbean 
                Americans this month, let us strengthen the ties that 
                bind us as members of the Pan American community, and 
                let us resolve to carry them forward in the years 
                ahead.

                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 June 2013 as National 
                Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to celebrate the history and culture of 
                Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-13544
Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F3