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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 100 (Tuesday, May 26, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 30125-30128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12845]



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Vol. 80

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The President





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Proclamation 9285--National Maritime Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 100 / Tuesday, May 26, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9285 of May 20, 2015

                
National Maritime Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For over two centuries, proud mariners have set sail in 
                defense of our people and in pursuit of opportunity. 
                Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our 
                Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine 
                to transport goods to and from our shores and deliver 
                troops and supplies around the world. On National 
                Maritime Day, we honor the women and men who take to 
                the seas to boost our economy and uphold the values we 
                cherish.

                Our Nation is forever indebted to the brave privateers 
                who helped secure our independence, fearlessly 
                supplying our Revolutionary forces with muskets and 
                ammunition. Throughout history, their legacy has been 
                carried forward by courageous seafarers who have 
                faithfully served our Nation as part of the United 
                States Merchant Marine--bold individuals who emerged 
                triumphant in the face of attacks from the British 
                fleet in the War of 1812, and who empowered the Allied 
                forces as they navigated perilous waters during World 
                War II. Today, patriots who share their spirit continue 
                to stand ready to protect our seas and the livelihoods 
                they support.

                Ninety percent of the world's commerce moves by sea, 
                and businesses across our country rely on domestic and 
                international trade every day. Helping to protect our 
                vital shipping routes, Merchant Mariners are critical 
                to our effort to combat piracy and uphold the maritime 
                security on which the global supply chain relies. And 
                in times of war or national emergency, they bolster our 
                national security as a ``fourth arm of defense.'' 
                Whether transporting commercial goods or military 
                equipment, battling tough weather or enemy fire, they 
                strive and sacrifice to secure a brighter future for 
                all Americans. On this day, we reaffirm the importance 
                of their contributions and salute all those who serve 
                this noble cause.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 20, 
                1933, has designated May 22 of each year as ``National 
                Maritime Day,'' and has authorized and requested the 
                President to issue annually a proclamation calling for 
                its appropriate observance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 
                2015, as National Maritime Day. I call upon the people 
                of the United States to mark this observance and to 
                display the flag of the United States at their homes 
                and in their communities. I also request that all ships 
                sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of May, 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. 2015-12845
Filed 5-22-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5