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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 184 (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22804]



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Vol. 79

Tuesday,

No. 184

September 23, 2014

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9169--National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2014



Executive Order 13676--Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9169 of September 18, 2014

                
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's history shines with patriots who have 
                answered the call to serve. From Minutemen who gathered 
                on a green in Lexington to a great generation that 
                faced down Communism and all those in our military 
                today, their sacrifices have strengthened our Nation 
                and helped secure more than two centuries of freedom. 
                As our Armed Forces defend our homeland from new 
                threats in a changing world, we remain committed to a 
                profound obligation that dates back to the earliest 
                days of our founding--the United States does not ever 
                leave our men and women in uniform behind. On National 
                POW/MIA Recognition Day, we express the solemn promise 
                of a country and its people to our service members who 
                have not returned home and their families: you are not 
                forgotten.

                My Administration remains dedicated to accounting as 
                fully as possible for our Nation's missing heroes, lost 
                on battlefields where the sounds of war ceased decades 
                ago and in countries where our troops are deployed 
                today. Whether they are gone for a day or for decades, 
                their absence is felt. They are missed during holidays 
                and around dinner tables, and their loved ones bear 
                this burden without closure. Americans who gave their 
                last full measure of devotion deserve to be buried with 
                honor and dignity, and those who are still unaccounted 
                for must be returned to their families. We will never 
                give up our search for them, and we will continue our 
                work to secure the release of our citizens who are 
                unjustly detained abroad. Today, we acknowledge that we 
                owe a profound debt of gratitude to all those who have 
                given of themselves to protect our Union and our way of 
                life, and we honor them by working to uphold this 
                sacred trust.

                On September 19, 2014, the stark black and white banner 
                symbolizing America's Missing in Action and Prisoners 
                of War will be flown over the White House; the United 
                States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and 
                Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service System 
                Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War 
                Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; 
                United States post offices; national cemeteries; and 
                other locations across our country. We raise this flag 
                as a solemn reminder of our obligation to always 
                remember the sacrifices made to defend our Nation.

                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 September 19, 2014, 
                as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I urge all 
                Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth 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. 2014-22804
Filed 9-22-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4