Military Family Month, 2015, 68239-68240 [2015-28246]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 68239 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9358 of October 29, 2015 Military Family Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our country’s founding, brave members of our military have stood strong as one American team, ready to defend our homeland and safeguard the values for which we stand. They represent the best our Nation has to offer, and serving alongside them are proud and loving family members— heroes on the home front. Each day, they make sacrifices for their loved ones and their country. They have answered their call of duty, and as a Nation, we must answer ours and serve them as well as they have served us. During Military Family Month, we pay tribute to and thank our military families for their service to our country, and we recognize the extraordinary ways in which they give of themselves for us all. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Our troops keep our Nation safe from threats here at home and around the world, and our journey forward is not sustained by those in uniform alone. The United States is stronger and safer thanks to the millions of military family members who, in sacrificing cherished moments with their loved ones, selflessly afford us precious time with ours. Demonstrating the highest form of patriotism and persevering in the most demanding of circumstances, some endure hard separations throughout multiple deployments. Spouses press pause on their careers or strive to balance work and family while their loved ones are away. The two million children of service members work hard to keep up their studies and make new friends, despite transferring school systems an average of 6 to 9 times. And following the homecoming ceremonies and celebrations, family and friends stand beside our veterans, encouraging and uplifting them as they face the challenges of transitioning back into civilian life. My Administration is committed to translating our Nation’s gratitude into sustainable, meaningful support. This year, we continued the work of providing our military families with tools and resources such as relocation assistance, child care, and counseling services that help families while their loved ones are serving. Additionally, through the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have made tremendous strides in connecting military spouses with employment opportunities. Since Joining Forces was launched in 2011, over 850,000 veterans and military spouses have secured gainful employment thanks to the initiative. All 50 States have now responded to the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s call to action to take steps to streamline ways for service members and veterans to obtain civilian credentials and licensure in their States. These collaborative efforts have dramatically lowered veteran unemployment and have helped inspire military families to continue pursuing their dreams and reaching for their highest aspirations. America endures because of the men, women, and families who serve and sacrifice to defend our Nation and protect the ideals we hold dear. This month, and in the months to come, let us show our enduring gratitude to military families and their loved ones in uniform for contributing to our Nation’s legacy as a beacon of hope and liberty. Their courage serves as a model of character and distinction, and their devotion to our country must be met with the recognition it deserves. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:12 Nov 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD1.SGM 03NOD1 68240 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 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 November 2015 as Military Family Month. I encourage all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of October, 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. 2015–28246 Filed 11–2–15; 12:30 pm] VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:12 Nov 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD1.SGM 03NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 212 (Tuesday, November 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68239-68240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28246]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 68239]]


                Proclamation 9358 of October 29, 2015

                
Military Family Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our country's founding, brave members of our 
                military have stood strong as one American team, ready 
                to defend our homeland and safeguard the values for 
                which we stand. They represent the best our Nation has 
                to offer, and serving alongside them are proud and 
                loving family members--heroes on the home front. Each 
                day, they make sacrifices for their loved ones and 
                their country. They have answered their call of duty, 
                and as a Nation, we must answer ours and serve them as 
                well as they have served us. During Military Family 
                Month, we pay tribute to and thank our military 
                families for their service to our country, and we 
                recognize the extraordinary ways in which they give of 
                themselves for us all.

                Our troops keep our Nation safe from threats here at 
                home and around the world, and our journey forward is 
                not sustained by those in uniform alone. The United 
                States is stronger and safer thanks to the millions of 
                military family members who, in sacrificing cherished 
                moments with their loved ones, selflessly afford us 
                precious time with ours. Demonstrating the highest form 
                of patriotism and persevering in the most demanding of 
                circumstances, some endure hard separations throughout 
                multiple deployments. Spouses press pause on their 
                careers or strive to balance work and family while 
                their loved ones are away. The two million children of 
                service members work hard to keep up their studies and 
                make new friends, despite transferring school systems 
                an average of 6 to 9 times. And following the 
                homecoming ceremonies and celebrations, family and 
                friends stand beside our veterans, encouraging and 
                uplifting them as they face the challenges of 
                transitioning back into civilian life.

                My Administration is committed to translating our 
                Nation's gratitude into sustainable, meaningful 
                support. This year, we continued the work of providing 
                our military families with tools and resources such as 
                relocation assistance, child care, and counseling 
                services that help families while their loved ones are 
                serving. Additionally, through the Joining Forces 
                initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill 
                Biden have made tremendous strides in connecting 
                military spouses with employment opportunities. Since 
                Joining Forces was launched in 2011, over 850,000 
                veterans and military spouses have secured gainful 
                employment thanks to the initiative. All 50 States have 
                now responded to the First Lady and Dr. Biden's call to 
                action to take steps to streamline ways for service 
                members and veterans to obtain civilian credentials and 
                licensure in their States. These collaborative efforts 
                have dramatically lowered veteran unemployment and have 
                helped inspire military families to continue pursuing 
                their dreams and reaching for their highest 
                aspirations.

                America endures because of the men, women, and families 
                who serve and sacrifice to defend our Nation and 
                protect the ideals we hold dear. This month, and in the 
                months to come, let us show our enduring gratitude to 
                military families and their loved ones in uniform for 
                contributing to our Nation's legacy as a beacon of hope 
                and liberty. Their courage serves as a model of 
                character and distinction, and their devotion to our 
                country must be met with the recognition it deserves.

[[Page 68240]]

                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 November 2015 as 
                Military Family Month. I encourage all Americans to 
                honor military families through private actions and 
                public service for the tremendous contributions they 
                make in support of our service members and our Nation.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of October, 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. 2015-28246
Filed 11-2-15; 12:30 pm]
Billing code 3295-F6-P