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Download as PDF Vol. 78 Tuesday, No. 228 November 26, 2013 Part III The President maindgalligan on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Proclamation 9060—Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy Executive Order 13654—Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate Disputes Between the Long Island Rail Road Company and Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 maindgalligan on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 70841 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 228 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9060 of November 21, 2013 The President Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring imprint on American history. In his 3 years as President of the United States, John F. Kennedy weathered some of the most perilous tests of the Cold War and led America to the cusp of a bright new age. His leadership through the Cuban Missile Crisis remains the standard for American diplomacy at its finest. In a divided Berlin, he delivered a stirring defense of freedom that would echo through the ages, yet he also knew that we must advance human rights here at home. During his final year in office, he proposed a civil rights bill that called for an end to segregation in America. And recognizing women’s basic right to earn a living equal to their efforts, he signed the Equal Pay Act into law. While President Kennedy’s life was tragically cut short, his vision lives on in the generations he inspired—volunteers who serve as ambassadors for peace in distant corners of the globe, scientists and engineers who reach for new heights in the face of impossible odds, innovators who set their sights on the new frontiers of our time. Today and in the decades to come, let us carry his legacy forward. Let us face today’s tests by beckoning the spirit he embodied—that fearless, resilient, uniquely American character that has always driven our Nation to defy the odds, write our own destiny, and make the world anew. maindgalligan on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 22, 2013, as a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I call upon all Americans to honor his life and legacy with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. I also call upon Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on the Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 70842 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first 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. [FR Doc. 2013–28577 Filed 11–25–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> maindgalligan on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 70839-70842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28577]



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Vol. 78

Tuesday,

No. 228

November 26, 2013

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9060--Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy



Executive Order 13654--Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate 
Disputes Between the Long Island Rail Road Company and Certain of Its 
Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9060 of November 21, 2013

                
Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an 
                extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and 
                soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy 
                had called a generation to service and summoned a 
                Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and 
                celebrate his enduring imprint on American history.

                In his 3 years as President of the United States, John 
                F. Kennedy weathered some of the most perilous tests of 
                the Cold War and led America to the cusp of a bright 
                new age. His leadership through the Cuban Missile 
                Crisis remains the standard for American diplomacy at 
                its finest. In a divided Berlin, he delivered a 
                stirring defense of freedom that would echo through the 
                ages, yet he also knew that we must advance human 
                rights here at home. During his final year in office, 
                he proposed a civil rights bill that called for an end 
                to segregation in America. And recognizing women's 
                basic right to earn a living equal to their efforts, he 
                signed the Equal Pay Act into law.

                While President Kennedy's life was tragically cut 
                short, his vision lives on in the generations he 
                inspired--volunteers who serve as ambassadors for peace 
                in distant corners of the globe, scientists and 
                engineers who reach for new heights in the face of 
                impossible odds, innovators who set their sights on the 
                new frontiers of our time. Today and in the decades to 
                come, let us carry his legacy forward. Let us face 
                today's tests by beckoning the spirit he embodied--that 
                fearless, resilient, uniquely American character that 
                has always driven our Nation to defy the odds, write 
                our own destiny, and make the world anew.

                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 22, 2013, as 
                a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I 
                call upon all Americans to honor his life and legacy 
                with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. 
                I also call upon Governors of the United States and the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other 
                territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States, and appropriate officials of all units of 
                government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-
                staff on the Day of Remembrance for President John F. 
                Kennedy. I further encourage all Americans to display 
                the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses 
                on that day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-first 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. 2013-28577
Filed 11-25-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4