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Vol. 80

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Proclamation 9364--Veterans Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 217 / Tuesday, November 10, 2015 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9364 of November 5, 2015

                
Veterans Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The United States military is the strongest, most 
                capable fighting force the world has ever known. The 
                brave men and women of our Army, Navy, Air Force, 
                Marine Corps, and Coast Guard demonstrate a resolute 
                spirit and unmatched selflessness, and their service 
                reminds us there are few things more American than 
                giving of ourselves to make a difference in the lives 
                of others. On Veterans Day, we reflect on the 
                immeasurable burdens borne by so few in the name of so 
                many, and we rededicate ourselves to supporting those 
                who have worn America's uniform and the families who 
                stand alongside them.

                Our true strength as a Nation is measured by how we 
                take care of our veterans when they return home, and my 
                Administration is committed to ensuring our heroes and 
                their loved ones have every chance to share in the 
                promise they risked their lives to defend. We have made 
                it easier for veterans to convert their military skills 
                to the civilian workforce, enabled more veterans and 
                their family members to attain Federal education 
                benefits, and expanded access to timely, quality health 
                care for all veterans. Just as every veteran deserves 
                the support and benefits they have earned, those who 
                have given everything to defend our homeland deserve a 
                place of their own to call home. To uphold this ideal, 
                First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining 
                Forces initiative has forged partnerships with local 
                leaders across America to uphold the dignity of every 
                veteran and work to end veterans' homelessness. No one 
                who fights for our country should have to fight for the 
                care they deserve. Earlier this year, I was proud to 
                sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American 
                Veterans Act, which fills critical gaps in mental 
                health care by raising awareness and taking steps to 
                improve access to care for those suffering from the 
                invisible wounds of war.

                Our veterans left everything they knew and loved and 
                served with exemplary dedication and courage so we 
                could all know a safer America and a more just world. 
                They have been tested in ways the rest of us may never 
                fully understand, and it is our duty to fulfill our 
                sacred obligation to our veterans and their families. 
                On Veterans Day, and every day, let us show them the 
                extraordinary gratitude they so rightly deserve, and 
                let us recommit to pledging our full support for them 
                in all they do.

                With respect for, and in recognition of, the 
                contributions our service members have made to the 
                cause of peace and freedom around the world, the 
                Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 
                11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public 
                holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 
                11, 2015, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans 
                through appropriate public ceremonies and private 
                prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local 
                officials to display the flag of the United States and 
                to participate in patriotic activities in their 
                communities. I call on all Americans, including civic 
                and fraternal organizations, places of worship,

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                schools, and communities to support this day with 
                commemorative expressions and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth day of November, 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. 2015-28801
Filed 11-9-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P