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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 183 (Tuesday, September 22, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24235]



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Vol. 80

Tuesday,

No. 183

September 22, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9324--National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2015



Notice of September 18, 2015--Continuation of the National Emergency 
With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support 
Terrorism


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 183 / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9324 of September 17, 2015

                
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America has long stood tall as a beacon of freedom 
                thanks to the women and men of our Armed Forces who 
                safeguard our country and our ideals with courage, 
                honor, and selflessness. While our heroes and their 
                families continue to give of themselves for us all, we 
                must recognize the unthinkable pain that remains with 
                the loved ones of those who have not returned home. 
                Today, we honor them, as a Nation forever indebted. We 
                rededicate ourselves to our ironclad commitment to 
                never leaving one of our own behind, and we pay tribute 
                to those patriots known to God and never forgotten.

                To further uphold our eternal promise, we established 
                the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. This Agency will 
                help recover and account for prisoners of war and those 
                missing in action, work to better anticipate family 
                needs, and ensure that timely, accurate information is 
                communicated to loved ones. Bringing home Americans who 
                have been taken prisoner or who have gone missing is a 
                sacred mission, and my Administration is increasing our 
                efforts to ensure every service member knows with 
                absolute certainty that--should they ever find 
                themselves in that position--ours is a country that 
                will never give up on retrieving them.

                As a grateful Nation, we owe it to all who put on the 
                uniform of the United States to remain unwavering in 
                our promise to them. With hearts full of love, families 
                carry on with an unfillable void, and we stand beside 
                them--one and all--acutely aware of the cost at which 
                our liberty comes. Today and every day, let us renew 
                our pledge to never stop working to bring home the ones 
                they love to the land they risked everything to 
                protect.

                On September 18, 2015, the stark black and white banner 
                symbolizing America's Missing in Action and Prisoners 
                of War will be flown over the White House; the United 
                States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and 
                Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service System 
                Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War 
                Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; 
                United States post offices; national cemeteries; and 
                other locations across our country. We raise this flag 
                as a solemn reminder of our obligation to always 
                remember the sacrifices made to defend our Nation.

                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 September 18, 2015, 
                as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I urge all 
                Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth 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. 2015-24235
Filed 9-21-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5-P