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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Wednesday, No. 160 August 19, 2015 Part IV The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9307—National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19AUD0.SGM 19AUD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19AUD0.SGM 19AUD0 50541 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 160 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9307 of August 14, 2015 The President National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States military is the finest fighting force the world has ever known—not just because of our weapons or technology, but because of the spirit, skill, and selflessness of our devoted military personnel. For more than two centuries, patriotic Americans have served our Nation and protected our values, making enormous sacrifices to defend freedom and democracy here at home and around the globe. Today, the women and men of the National Guard and Reserve carry forward this proud legacy with honor and distinction. During National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we salute our country’s citizen-warriors and the families, employers, and communities who support them. More than one million citizen-Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen protect our Nation as Guardsmen and Reservists. Beyond serving their communities, raising their families, and playing a vital part in America’s workforce, these heroes find time throughout the year to train and prepare for new challenges and missions in the event their Nation needs them. With unmatched skill and professionalism, they have answered our country’s call to serve—responding to disasters in the United States and carrying out tours of duty far from home, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 As a Nation, we must make it our mission to serve all our military members as well as they serve us—and this includes supporting their families, who step up and make enormous sacrifices while their loved ones are away from home. My Administration will continue to provide our unwavering support and ensure all those who sacrifice for our Nation have access to the services, benefits, and care they deserve. And as part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, we are encouraging all Americans to do their part to lift up our heroes. Around our country, communities and business leaders have recognized that they too can help America meet its obligations to the women and men of the Guard and Reserve by providing workplace flexibility and opportunities for advancement in their civilian careers. As Commander in Chief, I am grateful to our employers and business leaders who go above and beyond to ease the burden on those who serve, and I encourage all Americans to join in their efforts. Our Nation has made a sacred promise to all members of the Armed Forces, and every person can play a part in honoring that promise. This week, we celebrate the women and men who keep our country safe and defend the way of life we cherish. As a Nation, let us join together to thank our Guardsmen and Reservists, as well as their employers—who know the value service brings to the workplace, who see service members as an essential part of their teams, and whose support is vital to the readiness and strength of the greatest fighting force on Earth. 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 August 16 through August 22, 2015, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19AUD0.SGM 19AUD0 50542 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Presidential Documents Week. I call upon all Americans to join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers. I also call on State and local officials, private organizations, and all military commanders, to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–20661 Filed 8–18–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19AUD0.SGM 19AUD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 160 (Wednesday, August 19, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20661]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 160

August 19, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9307--National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 
Week, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9307 of August 14, 2015

                
National Employer Support of the Guard and 
                Reserve Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The United States military is the finest fighting force 
                the world has ever known--not just because of our 
                weapons or technology, but because of the spirit, 
                skill, and selflessness of our devoted military 
                personnel. For more than two centuries, patriotic 
                Americans have served our Nation and protected our 
                values, making enormous sacrifices to defend freedom 
                and democracy here at home and around the globe. Today, 
                the women and men of the National Guard and Reserve 
                carry forward this proud legacy with honor and 
                distinction. During National Employer Support of the 
                Guard and Reserve Week, we salute our country's 
                citizen-warriors and the families, employers, and 
                communities who support them.

                More than one million citizen-Soldiers, Sailors, 
                Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen protect our Nation 
                as Guardsmen and Reservists. Beyond serving their 
                communities, raising their families, and playing a 
                vital part in America's workforce, these heroes find 
                time throughout the year to train and prepare for new 
                challenges and missions in the event their Nation needs 
                them. With unmatched skill and professionalism, they 
                have answered our country's call to serve--responding 
                to disasters in the United States and carrying out 
                tours of duty far from home, including in Afghanistan 
                and Iraq.

                As a Nation, we must make it our mission to serve all 
                our military members as well as they serve us--and this 
                includes supporting their families, who step up and 
                make enormous sacrifices while their loved ones are 
                away from home. My Administration will continue to 
                provide our unwavering support and ensure all those who 
                sacrifice for our Nation have access to the services, 
                benefits, and care they deserve. And as part of First 
                Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces 
                initiative, we are encouraging all Americans to do 
                their part to lift up our heroes. Around our country, 
                communities and business leaders have recognized that 
                they too can help America meet its obligations to the 
                women and men of the Guard and Reserve by providing 
                workplace flexibility and opportunities for advancement 
                in their civilian careers. As Commander in Chief, I am 
                grateful to our employers and business leaders who go 
                above and beyond to ease the burden on those who serve, 
                and I encourage all Americans to join in their efforts.

                Our Nation has made a sacred promise to all members of 
                the Armed Forces, and every person can play a part in 
                honoring that promise. This week, we celebrate the 
                women and men who keep our country safe and defend the 
                way of life we cherish. As a Nation, let us join 
                together to thank our Guardsmen and Reservists, as well 
                as their employers--who know the value service brings 
                to the workplace, who see service members as an 
                essential part of their teams, and whose support is 
                vital to the readiness and strength of the greatest 
                fighting force on Earth.

                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 August 16 through 
                August 22, 2015, as National Employer Support of the 
                Guard and Reserve

[[Page 50542]]

                Week. I call upon all Americans to join me in 
                expressing our heartfelt thanks to the members of the 
                National Guard and Reserve and their civilian 
                employers. I also call on State and local officials, 
                private organizations, and all military commanders, to 
                observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-20661
Filed 8-18-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5