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Download as PDF Vol. 78 Friday, No. 217 November 8, 2013 Part IV The President emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Proclamation 9055—Veterans Day, 2013 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08NOD0.SGM 08NOD0 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08NOD0.SGM 08NOD0 67287 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 217 Friday, November 8, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9055 of November 5, 2013 The President Veterans Day, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation’s uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come under assault, they have responded with resolve. Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice have allowed our Republic to flourish. And today, a Nation acknowledges its profound debt of gratitude to the patriots who have kept it whole. As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt. We remember that our obligations endure long after the battle ends, and we make it our mission to give them the respect and care they have earned. When America’s veterans return home, they continue to serve our country in new ways, bringing tremendous skills to their communities and to the workforce—leadership honed while guiding platoons through unbelievable danger, the talent to master cutting-edge technologies, the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations. These men and women should have the chance to power our economic engine, both because their talents demand it and because no one who fights for our country should ever have to fight for a job. This year, in marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, we resolved that in the United States of America, no war should be forgotten, and no veteran should be overlooked. Let us always remember our wounded, our missing, our fallen, and their families. And as we continue our responsible drawdown from the war in Afghanistan, let us welcome our returning heroes with the support and opportunities they deserve. Under the most demanding of circumstances and in the most dangerous corners of the earth, America’s veterans have served with distinction. With courage, self-sacrifice, and devotion to our Nation and to one another, they represent the American character at its best. On Veterans Day and every day, we celebrate their immeasurable contributions, draw inspiration from their example, and renew our commitment to showing them the fullest support of a grateful Nation. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2013, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08NOD0.SGM 08NOD0 67288 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–27093 Filed 11–7–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08NOD0.SGM 08NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Billing code 3295–F4

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Vol. 78

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Proclamation 9055--Veterans Day, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9055 of November 5, 2013

                
Veterans Day, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service 
                member who has ever worn one of our Nation's uniforms. 
                Each time our country has come under attack, they have 
                risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come 
                under assault, they have responded with resolve. 
                Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice 
                have allowed our Republic to flourish. And today, a 
                Nation acknowledges its profound debt of gratitude to 
                the patriots who have kept it whole.

                As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that 
                no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt. We 
                remember that our obligations endure long after the 
                battle ends, and we make it our mission to give them 
                the respect and care they have earned. When America's 
                veterans return home, they continue to serve our 
                country in new ways, bringing tremendous skills to 
                their communities and to the workforce--leadership 
                honed while guiding platoons through unbelievable 
                danger, the talent to master cutting-edge technologies, 
                the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations. These 
                men and women should have the chance to power our 
                economic engine, both because their talents demand it 
                and because no one who fights for our country should 
                ever have to fight for a job.

                This year, in marking the 60th anniversary of the 
                Korean War Armistice, we resolved that in the United 
                States of America, no war should be forgotten, and no 
                veteran should be overlooked. Let us always remember 
                our wounded, our missing, our fallen, and their 
                families. And as we continue our responsible drawdown 
                from the war in Afghanistan, let us welcome our 
                returning heroes with the support and opportunities 
                they deserve.

                Under the most demanding of circumstances and in the 
                most dangerous corners of the earth, America's veterans 
                have served with distinction. With courage, self-
                sacrifice, and devotion to our Nation and to one 
                another, they represent the American character at its 
                best. On Veterans Day and every day, we celebrate their 
                immeasurable contributions, draw inspiration from their 
                example, and renew our commitment to showing them the 
                fullest support of a grateful Nation.

                With respect for and in recognition of the 
                contributions our service members have made to the 
                cause of peace and freedom around the world, the 
                Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 
                11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public 
                holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 
                11, 2013, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans 
                through appropriate public ceremonies and private 
                prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local 
                officials to display the flag of the United States and 
                to participate in patriotic activities in their 
                communities. I call on all Americans, including civic 
                and fraternal organizations, places of worship, 
                schools, and communities to support this day with 
                commemorative expressions and programs.

[[Page 67288]]

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

[FR Doc. 2013-27093
Filed 11-7-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4