Irish-American Heritage Month, 2015, 11847-11848 [2015-04514]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents 11847 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9236 of February 27, 2015 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The vibrant culture and rich heritage of the Irish people shaped many of the earliest chapters of America’s story. Our common values and shared vision for the future laid the foundation for an eternal friendship between Ireland and the United States, and today, daughters and sons of Erin continue to enrich our Nation. This month, we reaffirm the bonds of affection between our two great countries, and we honor the courage and perseverance of the Irish-American community. From ethereal green shores, generations of Irishmen and women set out across an ocean to seek a new life in the New World. Often without family or funds, these brave souls put their faith in the ideas at the heart of our democracy—that we make our own destiny, and if we work hard and live responsibly, we can build a better future for our children and grandchildren. Early immigrants from Ireland shaped our founding documents, and in the decades and centuries since, Irish-American heroes—like the courageous members of the Fighting 69th—have fought and died to protect a Government of, by, and for the people. Today, tens of millions of Americans proudly trace their heritage to the Emerald Isle. They are descendants of our Founding Fathers, heirs to a resilient spirit forged during the Great Hunger and painful periods of discrimination, and the latest in a long line of Irish Americans who have poured their energy and passion into perfecting our Union. With grit and determination, they have enhanced our communities, bolstered our economy, and strengthened our Nation. And their brogue continues to ring out from our halls of government and every place people strive to make our society more free, more fair, and more just. The Irish story is one of hope and resolve—in it Americans see our own dreams and aspirations. Our pasts are bound by blood and belief, by culture and commerce, and our futures are equally, inextricably linked. During Irish-American Heritage Month, let us celebrate the people-to-people ties between our nations and continue together our work to forge a brighter tomorrow for every American and Irish child. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS 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 March 2015 as Irish-American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Mar 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRD1.SGM 04MRD1 11848 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–04514 Filed 3–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Mar 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRD1.SGM 04MRD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 
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                Proclamation 9236 of February 27, 2015

                
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The vibrant culture and rich heritage of the Irish 
                people shaped many of the earliest chapters of 
                America's story. Our common values and shared vision 
                for the future laid the foundation for an eternal 
                friendship between Ireland and the United States, and 
                today, daughters and sons of Erin continue to enrich 
                our Nation. This month, we reaffirm the bonds of 
                affection between our two great countries, and we honor 
                the courage and perseverance of the Irish-American 
                community.

                From ethereal green shores, generations of Irishmen and 
                women set out across an ocean to seek a new life in the 
                New World. Often without family or funds, these brave 
                souls put their faith in the ideas at the heart of our 
                democracy--that we make our own destiny, and if we work 
                hard and live responsibly, we can build a better future 
                for our children and grandchildren. Early immigrants 
                from Ireland shaped our founding documents, and in the 
                decades and centuries since, Irish-American heroes--
                like the courageous members of the Fighting 69th--have 
                fought and died to protect a Government of, by, and for 
                the people.

                Today, tens of millions of Americans proudly trace 
                their heritage to the Emerald Isle. They are 
                descendants of our Founding Fathers, heirs to a 
                resilient spirit forged during the Great Hunger and 
                painful periods of discrimination, and the latest in a 
                long line of Irish Americans who have poured their 
                energy and passion into perfecting our Union. With grit 
                and determination, they have enhanced our communities, 
                bolstered our economy, and strengthened our Nation. And 
                their brogue continues to ring out from our halls of 
                government and every place people strive to make our 
                society more free, more fair, and more just.

                The Irish story is one of hope and resolve--in it 
                Americans see our own dreams and aspirations. Our pasts 
                are bound by blood and belief, by culture and commerce, 
                and our futures are equally, inextricably linked. 
                During Irish-American Heritage Month, let us celebrate 
                the people-to-people ties between our nations and 
                continue together our work to forge a brighter tomorrow 
                for every American and Irish child.

                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 March 2015 as Irish-
                American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to 
                observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-04514
Filed 3-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5