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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Wednesday, No. 116 June 17, 2015 Part III The President asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Proclamation 9294—Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015 Proclamation 9295—World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17JND0.SGM 17JND0 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17JND0.SGM 17JND0 34823 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 116 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9294 of June 12, 2015 The President Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than 200 years, the American flag has been a proud symbol of the people of our Nation and the values for which we stand. In hues of red, white, and blue, it reflects centuries of struggle and sacrifice— a constant reminder of our journey from 13 colonies to a Nation united in freedom and liberty, and of the patriots and pioneers who fought for these ideals at home and abroad. On Flag Day and during National Flag Week, we pay tribute to this banner of hope and opportunity, and we celebrate the story of progress it represents. With broad stripes and bright stars, our flag has connected Americans across our country, around the globe, and throughout the chapters of our history. In a new world, it stood as a beacon of promise and possibility; in the dawn’s early light, it offered a glimmer of hope as the fate of our young Nation was decided; and after a civil war that divided our Union, the Star Spangled Banner once again united our people. As courageous women and men marched and protested to broaden our democracy’s reach and secure their civil rights, they carried the American flag, understanding the enormous potential it embodied—even as the Nation it represented denied them their fundamental rights. Today, it is because of an unbroken chain of heroes, who have served in our Armed Forces and worn the flag they defend, that Old Glory still waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave. From storefronts and homes, atop monuments, and over the institutions that sustain our Nation at home and abroad, the American flag stands watch as we strive to perfect our Union. As we place our hand over our heart or as we salute this symbol of the country we love, let us pause to reflect on the legacy of our Nation and embrace the common threads that bind us together as Americans. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as ‘‘Flag Day’’ and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as ‘‘National Flag Week’’ and call upon citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2015, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 14, 2015, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17JND0.SGM 17JND0 34824 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 116 / Wednesday, June 17, 2015 / Presidential Documents and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June, 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. 2015–15110 Filed 6–16–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17JND0.SGM 17JND0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 116

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Proclamation 9294--Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015



Proclamation 9295--World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 116 / Wednesday, June 17, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9294 of June 12, 2015

                
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For more than 200 years, the American flag has been a 
                proud symbol of the people of our Nation and the values 
                for which we stand. In hues of red, white, and blue, it 
                reflects centuries of struggle and sacrifice--a 
                constant reminder of our journey from 13 colonies to a 
                Nation united in freedom and liberty, and of the 
                patriots and pioneers who fought for these ideals at 
                home and abroad. On Flag Day and during National Flag 
                Week, we pay tribute to this banner of hope and 
                opportunity, and we celebrate the story of progress it 
                represents.

                With broad stripes and bright stars, our flag has 
                connected Americans across our country, around the 
                globe, and throughout the chapters of our history. In a 
                new world, it stood as a beacon of promise and 
                possibility; in the dawn's early light, it offered a 
                glimmer of hope as the fate of our young Nation was 
                decided; and after a civil war that divided our Union, 
                the Star Spangled Banner once again united our people. 
                As courageous women and men marched and protested to 
                broaden our democracy's reach and secure their civil 
                rights, they carried the American flag, understanding 
                the enormous potential it embodied--even as the Nation 
                it represented denied them their fundamental rights. 
                Today, it is because of an unbroken chain of heroes, 
                who have served in our Armed Forces and worn the flag 
                they defend, that Old Glory still waves over the land 
                of the free and the home of the brave.

                From storefronts and homes, atop monuments, and over 
                the institutions that sustain our Nation at home and 
                abroad, the American flag stands watch as we strive to 
                perfect our Union. As we place our hand over our heart 
                or as we salute this symbol of the country we love, let 
                us pause to reflect on the legacy of our Nation and 
                embrace the common threads that bind us together as 
                Americans.

                To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, 
                by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended 
                (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as 
                ``Flag Day'' and requested that the President issue an 
                annual proclamation calling for its observance and for 
                the display of the flag of the United States on all 
                Federal Government buildings. The Congress also 
                requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, 
                as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually 
                issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 
                14 occurs as ``National Flag Week'' and call upon 
                citizens of the United States to display the flag 
                during that week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 
                2015, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 14, 2015, 
                as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate 
                officials to display the flag on all Federal Government 
                buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to 
                observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying 
                the flag. I also call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those 
                days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set 
                aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to 
                honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public 
                gatherings

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                and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of 
                Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twelfth day of June, 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. 2015-15110
Filed 6-16-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5