National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2015, 55217-55218 [2015-23301]

Download as PDF 55217 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 178 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9318 of September 10, 2015 The President National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fourteen years ago, the peace of a beautiful morning was broken. The events of September 11, 2001, left a permanent mark on the spirit of every American, and our Nation is forever changed. Nearly 3,000 precious lives were taken, and their loved ones were forced to face an unthinkable grief. As we pay tribute to the innocents we lost and the first responders who put themselves in harm’s way—some even giving their own lives for their fellow citizens—we also recognize the families whose love abides, and we reaffirm the truth that resonates in the heart of our Nation: that we will never forget that day. Guided by a steadfast belief in the power of good over evil, people from every corner of our country came together in the aftermath of the attacks to lift each other up and restore our communities. Bound by a common sense of hope, Americans united across faiths and traditions to reject hate and work together toward a better future. In memory of those we lost, we resolved to shape a world where events like those of September 11, 2001, could never happen again, and we see this unbreakable spirit live on every day across America. We see it in the courage of first responders who carry the memories of fallen partners with them as they continue safeguarding their communities—prepared to make the same sacrifice for us all. We see it in the gleaming New York City Freedom Tower, which rose high where the buildings once fell. We see it in the example of extraordinary bravery set by the men and women who fought back in the Pennsylvania sky. We see it in the legacy of those killed while serving in the Pentagon, which is reflected in the enduring courage of our troops, veterans, and military families. We see it in the selflessness of all those who sacrificed to bring justice to those responsible, and who continue to defend our liberty. And as a result, we will forever march forward as a stronger people, under God and indivisible, toward a brighter day. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 As we solemnly reflect on those taken from us too soon by acts of depravity, let us continue to stand with their loved ones and recommit to forging a tomorrow where the sun sets on an America that knows everlasting freedom, security, and peace. 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 Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, 2015, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. I invite people around the world to participate in this commemoration. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Sep 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15SED0.SGM 15SED0 55218 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 178 / Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, 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. 2015–23301 Filed 9–14–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Sep 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15SED0.SGM 15SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 178 (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23301]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 178 / Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 55217]]

                Proclamation 9318 of September 10, 2015

                
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Fourteen years ago, the peace of a beautiful morning 
                was broken. The events of September 11, 2001, left a 
                permanent mark on the spirit of every American, and our 
                Nation is forever changed. Nearly 3,000 precious lives 
                were taken, and their loved ones were forced to face an 
                unthinkable grief. As we pay tribute to the innocents 
                we lost and the first responders who put themselves in 
                harm's way--some even giving their own lives for their 
                fellow citizens--we also recognize the families whose 
                love abides, and we reaffirm the truth that resonates 
                in the heart of our Nation: that we will never forget 
                that day.

                Guided by a steadfast belief in the power of good over 
                evil, people from every corner of our country came 
                together in the aftermath of the attacks to lift each 
                other up and restore our communities. Bound by a common 
                sense of hope, Americans united across faiths and 
                traditions to reject hate and work together toward a 
                better future.

                In memory of those we lost, we resolved to shape a 
                world where events like those of September 11, 2001, 
                could never happen again, and we see this unbreakable 
                spirit live on every day across America. We see it in 
                the courage of first responders who carry the memories 
                of fallen partners with them as they continue 
                safeguarding their communities--prepared to make the 
                same sacrifice for us all. We see it in the gleaming 
                New York City Freedom Tower, which rose high where the 
                buildings once fell. We see it in the example of 
                extraordinary bravery set by the men and women who 
                fought back in the Pennsylvania sky. We see it in the 
                legacy of those killed while serving in the Pentagon, 
                which is reflected in the enduring courage of our 
                troops, veterans, and military families. We see it in 
                the selflessness of all those who sacrificed to bring 
                justice to those responsible, and who continue to 
                defend our liberty. And as a result, we will forever 
                march forward as a stronger people, under God and 
                indivisible, toward a brighter day.

                As we solemnly reflect on those taken from us too soon 
                by acts of depravity, let us continue to stand with 
                their loved ones and recommit to forging a tomorrow 
                where the sun sets on an America that knows everlasting 
                freedom, security, and peace.

                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 Friday, September 11 
                through Sunday, September 13, 2015, as National Days of 
                Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the 
                United States honor and remember the victims of 
                September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through 
                prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting 
                of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight 
                remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities. I invite people around the world to 
                participate in this commemoration.

[[Page 55218]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of September, 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. 2015-23301
Filed 9-14-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5