World Freedom Day, 2013, 68325-68326 [2013-27377]

Download as PDF 68325 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 220 Thursday, November 14, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9056 of November 8, 2013 The President World Freedom Day, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On November 9, 1989, Germans from East and West united to bring down the Berlin Wall, marking the arrival of a new age. A symbol of oppression crumbled under the force of popular will. A people transitioned from the pain of division to the joy of reunification. And all over Europe, corrupt dictatorships gave way to new democracies. On World Freedom Day, we remember that for all the raw power of authoritarian regimes, it is ultimately citizens who decide whether to be defined by a wall or whether to tear it down. Twenty-four years ago, the United States stood alongside people who demanded their basic liberties and nations that reclaimed the right to set their own course. The democracies that emerged are now some of America’s strongest allies, united around the ideals of freedom and equality. These alliances are the foundation of our global security and the engine of our global economy. As we commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, we recognize that the fight for human dignity goes on. Decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the United States continues to march with those who are reaching for freedom around the world. Today, let us remember that our fates and fortunes are linked as never before; when one nation takes a step toward liberty, all of us are a little more free. Let us offer our support to all those still struggling to throw off the weight of oppression and embrace a brighter day. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD 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 November 9, 2013, as World Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, reaffirming our dedication to freedom and democracy. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:31 Nov 13, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14NOD0.SGM 14NOD0 68326 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth 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. 2013–27377 Filed 11–13–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:31 Nov 13, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14NOD0.SGM 14NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F4

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 220 (Thursday, November 14, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68325-68326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27377]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

___________________________________________________________________

Title 3--
The President

[[Page 68325]]

                Proclamation 9056 of November 8, 2013

                
World Freedom Day, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On November 9, 1989, Germans from East and West united 
                to bring down the Berlin Wall, marking the arrival of a 
                new age. A symbol of oppression crumbled under the 
                force of popular will. A people transitioned from the 
                pain of division to the joy of reunification. And all 
                over Europe, corrupt dictatorships gave way to new 
                democracies. On World Freedom Day, we remember that for 
                all the raw power of authoritarian regimes, it is 
                ultimately citizens who decide whether to be defined by 
                a wall or whether to tear it down.

                Twenty-four years ago, the United States stood 
                alongside people who demanded their basic liberties and 
                nations that reclaimed the right to set their own 
                course. The democracies that emerged are now some of 
                America's strongest allies, united around the ideals of 
                freedom and equality. These alliances are the 
                foundation of our global security and the engine of our 
                global economy.

                As we commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, we 
                recognize that the fight for human dignity goes on. 
                Decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the United 
                States continues to march with those who are reaching 
                for freedom around the world. Today, let us remember 
                that our fates and fortunes are linked as never before; 
                when one nation takes a step toward liberty, all of us 
                are a little more free. Let us offer our support to all 
                those still struggling to throw off the weight of 
                oppression and embrace a brighter 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 November 9, 2013, as 
                World Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities, reaffirming our dedication to freedom 
                and democracy.

[[Page 68326]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth 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. 2013-27377
Filed 11-13-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F4