German-American Day, 2014, 60943-60944 [2014-24216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60943 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9187 of October 3, 2014 German-American Day, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America is and always has been a Nation of immigrants, and from our earliest days, German Americans have contributed to our national identity. Germans were among the first settlers in the original 13 Colonies, bringing their talents and ideas across the ocean to a new and unfamiliar world. And today, with their descendants and all who followed in their path, we continue to perfect our Union together. On German-American Day, we recognize their distinctive identity and the ways they enrich our country. German Americans helped build our Nation, and every day they contribute to its growth. As they teach in our schools, farm in our heartland, and serve in our Armed Forces, their German roots offer a sense of their place in the American story. From a land of poets and thinkers, they brought passion for music, science, and art, fortifying our culture and broadening our understanding of the world. Our greatest cities and our biggest advances reflect their daring spirit and diverse contributions. As we consider our German-American history, we are also reminded that the United States and Germany are vital partners. With the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaching, our security and prosperity remain interwoven, and our friendship continues as we work together in pursuit of a more peaceful, stable world. On this occasion, may citizens from both sides of the Atlantic draw strength from the legacy of our Nation’s earliest immigrants who boldly pushed forward in unforgiving times. May our shared past continue to inspire us as we face new challenges in our own time. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 October 6, 2014, as German-American Day. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of German Americans and reflect on the many contributions they have made to our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD2.SGM 08OCD2 60944 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of October, 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. [FR Doc. 2014–24216 Filed 10–7–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD2.SGM 08OCD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 8, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60943-60944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24216]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9187 of October 3, 2014

                
German-American Day, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America is and always has been a Nation of immigrants, 
                and from our earliest days, German Americans have 
                contributed to our national identity. Germans were 
                among the first settlers in the original 13 Colonies, 
                bringing their talents and ideas across the ocean to a 
                new and unfamiliar world. And today, with their 
                descendants and all who followed in their path, we 
                continue to perfect our Union together. On German-
                American Day, we recognize their distinctive identity 
                and the ways they enrich our country.

                German Americans helped build our Nation, and every day 
                they contribute to its growth. As they teach in our 
                schools, farm in our heartland, and serve in our Armed 
                Forces, their German roots offer a sense of their place 
                in the American story. From a land of poets and 
                thinkers, they brought passion for music, science, and 
                art, fortifying our culture and broadening our 
                understanding of the world. Our greatest cities and our 
                biggest advances reflect their daring spirit and 
                diverse contributions.

                As we consider our German-American history, we are also 
                reminded that the United States and Germany are vital 
                partners. With the 25th anniversary of the fall of the 
                Berlin Wall approaching, our security and prosperity 
                remain interwoven, and our friendship continues as we 
                work together in pursuit of a more peaceful, stable 
                world. On this occasion, may citizens from both sides 
                of the Atlantic draw strength from the legacy of our 
                Nation's earliest immigrants who boldly pushed forward 
                in unforgiving times. May our shared past continue to 
                inspire us as we face new challenges in our own time.

                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 October 6, 2014, as 
                German-American Day. I encourage all Americans to learn 
                more about the history of German Americans and reflect 
                on the many contributions they have made to our Nation.

[[Page 60944]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of October, 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. 2014-24216
Filed 10-7-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5