National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2014, 57423-57426 [2014-22926]

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22926]



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Vol. 79

Wednesday,

No. 185

September 24, 2014

Part VI





The President





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Proclamation 9171--National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 
Week, 2014



Proclamation 9172--National Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Week, 2014


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
/ Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9171 of September 19, 2014

                
National Employer Support of the Guard and 
                Reserve Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On the eve of our Nation's birth, a courageous people 
                stood up to the tyranny of an empire and declared their 
                independence. They proclaimed the values of equality 
                and justice and fought a revolution to secure them. In 
                13 colonies, farmers and tradesmen laid their lives on 
                the line, picked up arms, and answered their new 
                country's call to defend freedom.

                Throughout our history, patriotic Americans have always 
                stepped up in our Nation's time of need. It is in this 
                spirit that our National Guard and Reserve members 
                carry forward a proud legacy of service and sacrifice. 
                This week, we honor all those who stand ready to defend 
                our way of life and the families, employers, and 
                communities who support them.

                More than 1 million citizen-Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, 
                Marines, and Coast Guardsmen serve our country in the 
                National Guard and Reserve. They live in our 
                communities and work in our cities and towns. We know 
                them as our teachers, coaches, and doctors--but when a 
                crisis strikes or the strength of our military is 
                needed, they leave the comfort of their civilian lives 
                to protect our Nation. Members of the Guard and Reserve 
                have responded to disasters at home and have served 
                tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                Our country is grateful to all our Guardsmen and 
                Reservists and the employers who stand behind them and 
                their families. By providing workplace flexibility and 
                helping the advancement of their civilian careers, 
                employers ease the burden on those who serve and their 
                loved ones. And we appreciate all our country's 
                businesses that go above and beyond in small and large 
                ways to recognize our patriots. We know that when it 
                comes to supporting our Nation's heroes, everybody can 
                do something--every business, every school, and every 
                American.

                The United States has a profound obligation to care for 
                those who serve in our Armed Forces, and my 
                Administration will keep providing unprecedented 
                support to the members of our military. We have 
                increased access to Federal education benefits for 
                service members and their loved ones and worked to 
                improve our veterans health care system. This year, in 
                conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill 
                Biden's Joining Forces initiative, we launched the 
                Veterans Employment Center, an online tool that 
                connects veterans, transitioning service members, and 
                their families with employers who are seeking to 
                leverage their skills and talents. It is the first 
                Government-wide program to bring career resources and 
                job opportunities together in one place. My 
                Administration will keep engaging all sectors of 
                society to give our military communities the support 
                they have earned.

                During National Employer Support of the Guard and 
                Reserve Week, we salute the heroes in our everyday 
                lives. As a Nation, let us renew our commitment to 
                serve the families who represent the best of America as 
                well as they serve us.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution

[[Page 57426]]

                and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim 
                September 21 through September 27, 2014, as National 
                Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. I call 
                upon all Americans to join me in expressing our 
                heartfelt thanks to the members of the National Guard 
                and Reserve and their civilian employers. I also call 
                on State and local officials, private organizations, 
                and all military commanders, to observe this week with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth 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. 2014-22926
Filed 9-23-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4