Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2014, 54887-54888 [2014-22033]

Download as PDF 54887 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 178 Monday, September 15, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9165 of September 10, 2014 The President Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America will never forget the September tragedy that shook our Nation’s core 13 years ago. On a day that began like so many others, a clear blue sky was pierced by billowing black smoke as a wave of grief crashed over us. But in one of our darkest moments, we summoned strength and courage, and out of horrible devastation emerged the best of our humanity. On this solemn anniversary, we pause in remembrance, in reflection, and once again in unity. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 men, women, and children—friends and neighbors, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters—were taken from us with a heartbreaking swiftness and cruelty. As we come together once more to mourn their loss, we also recall how the worst terrorist attack in our history brought out the true character of the American people. Courageous firefighters rushed into an inferno, brave rescue workers charged up stairs, and coworkers carried others to safety. Americans in distant cities and local towns united in common purpose, demonstrating the spirit of our Nation; people drove across the country to volunteer, donors lined up to give blood, and organizations collected food and clothing. And in our Nation’s hour of need, millions of young Americans raised in a time of peace volunteered to don the uniforms of our country’s military and defend our values around the world. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS As we remember all those we lost on that day and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed, we must strive to carry forward their legacy. On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we take up their unfinished work and pay tribute to their lives with service and charity. Through these acts and quiet gestures, we can honor their memory and reclaim our sense of togetherness. I encourage all Americans to visit www.Serve.gov or www.Servir.gov to learn more about service opportunities across our country. In the face of great terror, some turned to God and many found comfort in family and friends—but all Americans came together as one people united not only in our grief, but also in our determination to stand with one another and support the country we love. Today and all days, we remember the patriots who endure in the hearts of our Nation and their families who have known the awful depths of loss. In their spirit, let us resolve to move forward together and rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our Union as we work to strengthen our communities and better our world. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107–89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as ‘‘Patriot Day,’’ and by Public Law 111–13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized ‘‘National Day of Service and Remembrance.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2014, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15SED0.SGM 15SED0 54888 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Presidential Documents agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and its Territories and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth 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. 2014–22033 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15SED0.SGM 15SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 178 (Monday, September 15, 2014)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9165 of September 10, 2014

                
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and 
                Remembrance, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America will never forget the September tragedy that 
                shook our Nation's core 13 years ago. On a day that 
                began like so many others, a clear blue sky was pierced 
                by billowing black smoke as a wave of grief crashed 
                over us. But in one of our darkest moments, we summoned 
                strength and courage, and out of horrible devastation 
                emerged the best of our humanity. On this solemn 
                anniversary, we pause in remembrance, in reflection, 
                and once again in unity.

                On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 men, women, and 
                children--friends and neighbors, sisters and brothers, 
                mothers and fathers, sons and daughters--were taken 
                from us with a heartbreaking swiftness and cruelty. As 
                we come together once more to mourn their loss, we also 
                recall how the worst terrorist attack in our history 
                brought out the true character of the American people. 
                Courageous firefighters rushed into an inferno, brave 
                rescue workers charged up stairs, and coworkers carried 
                others to safety. Americans in distant cities and local 
                towns united in common purpose, demonstrating the 
                spirit of our Nation; people drove across the country 
                to volunteer, donors lined up to give blood, and 
                organizations collected food and clothing. And in our 
                Nation's hour of need, millions of young Americans 
                raised in a time of peace volunteered to don the 
                uniforms of our country's military and defend our 
                values around the world.

                As we remember all those we lost on that day and the 
                Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars 
                that followed, we must strive to carry forward their 
                legacy. On this National Day of Service and 
                Remembrance, we take up their unfinished work and pay 
                tribute to their lives with service and charity. 
                Through these acts and quiet gestures, we can honor 
                their memory and reclaim our sense of togetherness. I 
                encourage all Americans to visit www.Serve.gov or 
                www.Servir.gov to learn more about service 
                opportunities across our country.

                In the face of great terror, some turned to God and 
                many found comfort in family and friends--but all 
                Americans came together as one people united not only 
                in our grief, but also in our determination to stand 
                with one another and support the country we love. Today 
                and all days, we remember the patriots who endure in 
                the hearts of our Nation and their families who have 
                known the awful depths of loss. In their spirit, let us 
                resolve to move forward together and rededicate 
                ourselves to the ideals that define our Union as we 
                work to strengthen our communities and better our 
                world.

                By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 
                (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated 
                September 11 of each year as ``Patriot Day,'' and by 
                Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the 
                Congress has requested the observance of September 11 
                as an annually recognized ``National Day of Service and 
                Remembrance.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                11, 2014, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service 
                and Remembrance. I call upon all departments,

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                agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to 
                display the flag of the United States at half-staff on 
                Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 
                in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on 
                September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the 
                United States and its Territories and interested 
                organizations and individuals to join in this 
                observance. I call upon the people of the United States 
                to participate in community service in honor of those 
                our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities, including remembrance 
                services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning 
                at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the 
                innocent victims who perished as a result of the 
                terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth 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. 2014-22033
Filed 9-12-14; 8:45 am]
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