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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 244 December 19, 2014 Part VI The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9222—Wright Brothers Day, 2014 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 76225 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 244 Friday, December 19, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9222 of December 16, 2014 The President Wright Brothers Day, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States has always been a land of exploration and innovation. Determined to build a Nation where all things were possible, our country’s Founders crossed a vast ocean and launched an improbable experiment in democracy. Early pioneers pushed west across sweeping plains. Dreamers toiled with hearts and hands to build cities, lay railroads, and power an automobile revolution. And on December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, would write their own chapter in America’s long history of discovery and achievement. After years of painstaking research and careful engineering, Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplished what was once unthinkable: the world’s first powered flight. Above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they revolutionized modern transportation and extended the reach of humanity. Their inspiring feat opened the door to more than a century of progress and helped spark a new era of economic growth and prosperity. Today, we celebrate those 12 seconds of flight that changed the course of human events, and the determination and perseverance that made that moment possible. America has always succeeded because as a Nation, we refuse to stand still. As heirs to this proud legacy of risk takers and dreamers who imagined the world as it could be, we must constantly work to empower the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. That is why my Administration is investing in programs that encourage science, technology, engineering, and math education, especially for traditionally underrepresented groups. And we are fighting to ensure that innovators and startups have the resources and opportunities they need to build the future they seek. Our Nation brought the world everything from the light bulb to the Internet, and today—in laboratories and classrooms across America—our scientists and students carry forward this tradition as they work to develop new sources of energy and code the computer programs of tomorrow. Less than seven decades after Orville and Wilbur’s flying machine lifted into the air, American ingenuity brought us to Tranquility Base—and as the lunar module touched down on the surface of the Moon, it carried with it pieces of the brothers’ historic airplane. Today, the Wright brothers’ spirit lives on in the aspirations of a resolute people—to cure disease, walk on distant planets, and solve the biggest challenges of our time. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 On Wright Brothers Day, we lift up the scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, builders, and doers of today, and all those who reach for the future. Let us recommit to harnessing the passion and creativity of every person who works hard in America and leading the world through another century of discovery. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143), has designated December 17 of each year as ‘‘Wright Brothers Day’’ and has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 76226 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 2014, as Wright Brothers Day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of December, 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. 2014–29992 Filed 12–18–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 76223-76226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29992]



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Vol. 79

Friday,

No. 244

December 19, 2014

Part VI





The President





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Proclamation 9222--Wright Brothers Day, 2014


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9222 of December 16, 2014

                
Wright Brothers Day, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The United States has always been a land of exploration 
                and innovation. Determined to build a Nation where all 
                things were possible, our country's Founders crossed a 
                vast ocean and launched an improbable experiment in 
                democracy. Early pioneers pushed west across sweeping 
                plains. Dreamers toiled with hearts and hands to build 
                cities, lay railroads, and power an automobile 
                revolution. And on December 17, 1903, two brothers from 
                Dayton, Ohio, would write their own chapter in 
                America's long history of discovery and achievement.

                After years of painstaking research and careful 
                engineering, Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplished 
                what was once unthinkable: the world's first powered 
                flight. Above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North 
                Carolina, they revolutionized modern transportation and 
                extended the reach of humanity. Their inspiring feat 
                opened the door to more than a century of progress and 
                helped spark a new era of economic growth and 
                prosperity. Today, we celebrate those 12 seconds of 
                flight that changed the course of human events, and the 
                determination and perseverance that made that moment 
                possible.

                America has always succeeded because as a Nation, we 
                refuse to stand still. As heirs to this proud legacy of 
                risk takers and dreamers who imagined the world as it 
                could be, we must constantly work to empower the next 
                generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. That is why 
                my Administration is investing in programs that 
                encourage science, technology, engineering, and math 
                education, especially for traditionally 
                underrepresented groups. And we are fighting to ensure 
                that innovators and startups have the resources and 
                opportunities they need to build the future they seek.

                Our Nation brought the world everything from the light 
                bulb to the Internet, and today--in laboratories and 
                classrooms across America--our scientists and students 
                carry forward this tradition as they work to develop 
                new sources of energy and code the computer programs of 
                tomorrow. Less than seven decades after Orville and 
                Wilbur's flying machine lifted into the air, American 
                ingenuity brought us to Tranquility Base--and as the 
                lunar module touched down on the surface of the Moon, 
                it carried with it pieces of the brothers' historic 
                airplane. Today, the Wright brothers' spirit lives on 
                in the aspirations of a resolute people--to cure 
                disease, walk on distant planets, and solve the biggest 
                challenges of our time.

                On Wright Brothers Day, we lift up the scientists, 
                entrepreneurs, inventors, builders, and doers of today, 
                and all those who reach for the future. Let us recommit 
                to harnessing the passion and creativity of every 
                person who works hard in America and leading the world 
                through another century of discovery.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 
                17, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143), has 
                designated December 17 of each year as ``Wright 
                Brothers Day'' and has authorized and requested the 
                President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the 
                people of the United States to observe that day with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

[[Page 76226]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 
                17, 2014, as Wright Brothers Day.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth day of December, 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. 2014-29992
Filed 12-18-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5