Loyalty Day, 2015, 25895-25896 [2015-10913]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 25895 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9269 of April 30, 2015 Loyalty Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As Americans, we are united not by the circumstances of our birth or our station in life, but by our fidelity to a set of shared ideals and unalienable rights. The principles of freedom, justice, and equality for all are at the very core of who we are as a Nation. We believe firmly in the power of democracy and opportunity—but we know that these blessings are only what we make of them, and that our experiment in self-government gives work and purpose to each new generation. Today, we recommit to the profoundly patriotic work of doing all we can to better the country we love. Throughout the course of our history, our values have sustained us through periods of tremendous struggle and times of great prosperity. They found expression in the courage of patriots who loved this country so much that they were willing to risk everything to realize its promise. It was an enormous faith in what our country could be that led hopeful women and men to march on Washington, waving the American Flag—even as they were denied their fundamental rights. And it was the understanding that our Union is a constant work in progress that guided our forebears through places like Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. As a Nation, we know the journey to perfect our Union is unending, and we are strong enough to be self-critical. We can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is within our power to remake our country to more closely align with our highest ideals. On Loyalty Day, we reaffirm the belief that loving this great Nation requires more than singing its praises or avoiding uncomfortable truths. It requires the willingness to speak out for what is right and to recognize that change depends on our actions, our attitudes, and the values we teach our children. Let us never forget America is exceptional because we each have the capacity to shape our own destiny and change the course of our Union’s history. In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85–529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as ‘‘Loyalty Day.’’ On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America and pay tribute to the heritage of American freedom. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2015, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the Flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD8.SGM 05MYD8 25896 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, 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. 2015–10913 Filed 5–4–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD8.SGM 05MYD8 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 86 (Tuesday, May 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10913]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9269 of April 30, 2015

                
Loyalty Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As Americans, we are united not by the circumstances of 
                our birth or our station in life, but by our fidelity 
                to a set of shared ideals and unalienable rights. The 
                principles of freedom, justice, and equality for all 
                are at the very core of who we are as a Nation. We 
                believe firmly in the power of democracy and 
                opportunity--but we know that these blessings are only 
                what we make of them, and that our experiment in self-
                government gives work and purpose to each new 
                generation. Today, we recommit to the profoundly 
                patriotic work of doing all we can to better the 
                country we love.

                Throughout the course of our history, our values have 
                sustained us through periods of tremendous struggle and 
                times of great prosperity. They found expression in the 
                courage of patriots who loved this country so much that 
                they were willing to risk everything to realize its 
                promise. It was an enormous faith in what our country 
                could be that led hopeful women and men to march on 
                Washington, waving the American Flag--even as they were 
                denied their fundamental rights. And it was the 
                understanding that our Union is a constant work in 
                progress that guided our forebears through places like 
                Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall.

                As a Nation, we know the journey to perfect our Union 
                is unending, and we are strong enough to be self-
                critical. We can look upon our imperfections and decide 
                that it is within our power to remake our country to 
                more closely align with our highest ideals. On Loyalty 
                Day, we reaffirm the belief that loving this great 
                Nation requires more than singing its praises or 
                avoiding uncomfortable truths. It requires the 
                willingness to speak out for what is right and to 
                recognize that change depends on our actions, our 
                attitudes, and the values we teach our children. Let us 
                never forget America is exceptional because we each 
                have the capacity to shape our own destiny and change 
                the course of our Union's history.

                In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty 
                and the sacrifices that so many have made for our 
                Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, 
                has designated May 1 of each year as ``Loyalty Day.'' 
                On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the 
                United States of America and pay tribute to the 
                heritage of American freedom.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 
                2015, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all 
                the people of the United States to join in support of 
                this national observance, whether by displaying the 
                Flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the 
                Republic for which it stands.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, 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. 2015-10913
Filed 5-4-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5