Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013, 35101-35102 [2013-14045]

Download as PDF 35101 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 113 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 8993 of June 7, 2013 The President Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and bright stars, we see the arc of the American story—from a handful of colonies to 50 States, united and free. When proud patriots took up the fight for independence, they came together under a standard that showed their common cause. When the wounds of civil war were still fresh and our country walked the long road to reconstruction, our people found hope in a banner that testified to the strength of our Union. Wherever our American journey has taken us, whether on that unending path to the mountaintop or high above into the reaches of space, Old Glory has followed, reminding us of the rights and responsibilities we share as citizens. This week, we celebrate that legacy, and we honor the brave men and women who have secured it through centuries of service at home and abroad. Let us raise our flags high, from small-town storefronts to duty stations stretched around the globe, and let us look to them once more as we press on in the march toward a more perfect Union. To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as ‘‘Flag Day’’ and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as ‘‘National Flag Week’’ and call upon citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2013, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 9, 2013, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\12JND0.SGM 12JND0 35102 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of June, 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. 2013–14045 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\12JND0.SGM 12JND0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F3

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 12, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14045]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 35101]]

                Proclamation 8993 of June 7, 2013

                
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that 
                has watched over us since the days of our founding. In 
                those broad stripes and bright stars, we see the arc of 
                the American story--from a handful of colonies to 50 
                States, united and free.

                When proud patriots took up the fight for independence, 
                they came together under a standard that showed their 
                common cause. When the wounds of civil war were still 
                fresh and our country walked the long road to 
                reconstruction, our people found hope in a banner that 
                testified to the strength of our Union. Wherever our 
                American journey has taken us, whether on that unending 
                path to the mountaintop or high above into the reaches 
                of space, Old Glory has followed, reminding us of the 
                rights and responsibilities we share as citizens.

                This week, we celebrate that legacy, and we honor the 
                brave men and women who have secured it through 
                centuries of service at home and abroad. Let us raise 
                our flags high, from small-town storefronts to duty 
                stations stretched around the globe, and let us look to 
                them once more as we press on in the march toward a 
                more perfect Union.

                To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, 
                by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended 
                (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as 
                ``Flag Day'' and requested that the President issue an 
                annual proclamation calling for its observance and for 
                the display of the flag of the United States on all 
                Federal Government buildings. The Congress also 
                requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, 
                as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually 
                issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 
                14 occurs as ``National Flag Week'' and call upon 
                citizens of the United States to display the flag 
                during that week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 
                2013, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 9, 2013, 
                as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate 
                officials to display the flag on all Federal Government 
                buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to 
                observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying 
                the flag. I also call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those 
                days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set 
                aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to 
                honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public 
                gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the 
                Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States 
                of America.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of June, 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. 2013-14045
Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F3