National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014, 53597-53600 [2014-21653]

Download as PDF Vol. 79 Tuesday, No. 174 September 9, 2014 Part IV The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9162—National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 53599 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 174 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9162 of September 4, 2014 The President National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we have rebuilt but still remember—in these sacred sites and in quiet corners across our country, we join together this week to remember the tragedy of thirteen Septembers ago. We stand with those who grieve as we offer some measure of comfort once more. We honor the courage and selflessness of all who responded. We reflect on the strength and grace that lift us up from the depths of our despair. Above all, we reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11—love, compassion, and sacrifice—and we enshrine it forever in the heart of our Nation. No matter how many years pass, we will never forget the innocent souls stolen on that dark day: parents, children, siblings, and spouses of every race and creed. Dusty helmets, polished badges, and soot-stained gloves serve as small symbols of those who gave everything so others might live. But the stories of all those lost and the beauty of their lives shine on in those they left behind. The sacrifice of so many has forever shaped our Nation, and we have emerged a stronger, more resilient America. We stand tall and unafraid, because no act of terror can match the character of our Union or change who we are. Each year as our Nation mourns, our faith restores us and summons within us the sense of common purpose we rediscovered after the attacks. Prayer and humble reflection carry us forward on the path we travel together, helping mend deep wounds still sore from loss. These lasting virtues sustain us not just for one day, but every day. On this solemn anniversary, let us reaffirm the fundamental American values of freedom and tolerance—values that stand in stark contrast to the nihilism of those who attacked us. Let us give thanks for all the men and women in uniform who defend these values from new threats, and let us remember those who laid down their lives for our country. May our faith reveal that even the darkest night gives way to a brighter dawn. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 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 Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. I invite people around the world to participate in this commemoration. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 53600 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–21653 Filed 9–8–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 174 (Tuesday, September 9, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 53597-53600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21653]



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Vol. 79

Tuesday,

No. 174

September 9, 2014

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9162--National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 174 / Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9162 of September 4, 2014

                
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed 
                field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak 
                and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we 
                have rebuilt but still remember--in these sacred sites 
                and in quiet corners across our country, we join 
                together this week to remember the tragedy of thirteen 
                Septembers ago. We stand with those who grieve as we 
                offer some measure of comfort once more. We honor the 
                courage and selflessness of all who responded. We 
                reflect on the strength and grace that lift us up from 
                the depths of our despair. Above all, we reaffirm the 
                true spirit of 9/11--love, compassion, and sacrifice--
                and we enshrine it forever in the heart of our Nation.

                No matter how many years pass, we will never forget the 
                innocent souls stolen on that dark day: parents, 
                children, siblings, and spouses of every race and 
                creed. Dusty helmets, polished badges, and soot-stained 
                gloves serve as small symbols of those who gave 
                everything so others might live. But the stories of all 
                those lost and the beauty of their lives shine on in 
                those they left behind. The sacrifice of so many has 
                forever shaped our Nation, and we have emerged a 
                stronger, more resilient America. We stand tall and 
                unafraid, because no act of terror can match the 
                character of our Union or change who we are.

                Each year as our Nation mourns, our faith restores us 
                and summons within us the sense of common purpose we 
                rediscovered after the attacks. Prayer and humble 
                reflection carry us forward on the path we travel 
                together, helping mend deep wounds still sore from 
                loss. These lasting virtues sustain us not just for one 
                day, but every day.

                On this solemn anniversary, let us reaffirm the 
                fundamental American values of freedom and tolerance--
                values that stand in stark contrast to the nihilism of 
                those who attacked us. Let us give thanks for all the 
                men and women in uniform who defend these values from 
                new threats, and let us remember those who laid down 
                their lives for our country. May our faith reveal that 
                even the darkest night gives way to a brighter dawn.

                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 Friday, September 5 
                through Sunday, September 7, 2014, as National Days of 
                Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the 
                United States honor and remember the victims of 
                September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through 
                prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting 
                of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight 
                remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities. I invite people around the world to 
                participate in this commemoration.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-21653
Filed 9-8-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4