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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 218 (Thursday, November 12, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 70145-70148]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28912]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 218

November 12, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9365--World Freedom Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9365 of November 6, 2015

                
World Freedom Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Twenty-six years ago, after nearly three decades of 
                separating family and friends, the Berlin Wall crumbled 
                under the force of popular will--reuniting Germans from 
                East and West and providing hope to all who believed in 
                the power of a people yearning to be free. The fall of 
                the Iron Curtain liberated a continent from the grip of 
                corrupt dictatorships, and its demise marked a victory 
                for democratic rule over forces that had for too long 
                sealed out the fresh air of freedom. On this day, we 
                honor those who braved extreme hardship in pursuit of 
                progress and reunification, and we reaffirm our support 
                for the citizens of the world who still face obstacles 
                to a better, brighter, and more just future.

                In standing with all those behind the Curtain who felt 
                the urgency of the time and who sought a democracy of 
                their own, the United States recognized our own past: A 
                common struggle for individual rights, security, and 
                human dignity. During a stirring defense of these 
                ideals, it was an American President who famously 
                pledged solidarity with Berliners, and another who 
                issued a bold call to tear down what stood between 
                Germany and the blessings of liberty. As we celebrate 
                our friendship with the German people today, we reflect 
                on our history and look to the future with a shared 
                notion of optimism and opportunity.

                Through their victory, the people of Berlin inspired 
                the world. Their resolve reminds us that though the 
                scourge of oppression endures, it can never outlast the 
                spirit of a people determined to live free. On this 
                day, let us carry forward the call that echoes through 
                the ages--``Ich bin ein Berliner''--by supporting those 
                who still struggle against tyranny and intolerance, and 
                who continue to seek the everlasting light of liberty.

                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 9, 2015, as 
                World Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities, reaffirming our dedication to freedom 
                and democracy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixth 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. 2015-28912
Filed 11-10-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P