Irish-American Heritage Month, 2016, 11093-11094 [2016-04865]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents 11093 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9400 of February 29, 2016 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Hailing from the Emerald Isle, generations of Irishmen and women have helped shape the idea of America, overcoming hardship and strife through strength and sacrifice, faith and family. With an undying belief that tomorrow always yields a brighter day, Irish Americans symbolize the perpetual optimism that defines our country, and they have long embodied the truth at the heart of our promise—that no matter who you are or where you come from, in America, you can make it if you try. As we celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month, we recognize the Irish people’s contributions to our country’s dynamism, and we reaffirm the friendship and family ties between our two nations. For centuries, sons and daughters of Erin have come to America’s shores, adding to our rich vibrancy and putting their full hearts into everything they do. From building our country’s cities as preeminent architects and earnest laborers to building our national character as people of great joy and cherished culture, Irish Americans have endured intolerance and discrimination to find a place for themselves and their children here in the United States. While remembering the great Irish Americans of the past, we celebrate what forms the foundation of the lasting Irish-American story—a shared embrace of hard work and humility, fairness and dignity, and a mutual quest to secure a freer and more peaceful future. Today, the United States and Ireland enjoy a thriving and cooperative bond buoyed by a strong legacy of exchanges between our peoples. During IrishAmerican Heritage Month, let us pay tribute to the extraordinary mark Irish Americans have made on our Nation, and let us look forward to continued collaboration, friendship, and partnership between our countries. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 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 March 2016 as Irish-American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Mar 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03MRD1.SGM 03MRD1 11094 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2016–04865 Filed 3–2–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Mar 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03MRD1.SGM 03MRD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 42 (Thursday, March 3, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 11093-11094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04865]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9400 of February 29, 2016

                
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Hailing from the Emerald Isle, generations of Irishmen 
                and women have helped shape the idea of America, 
                overcoming hardship and strife through strength and 
                sacrifice, faith and family. With an undying belief 
                that tomorrow always yields a brighter day, Irish 
                Americans symbolize the perpetual optimism that defines 
                our country, and they have long embodied the truth at 
                the heart of our promise--that no matter who you are or 
                where you come from, in America, you can make it if you 
                try.

                As we celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month, we 
                recognize the Irish people's contributions to our 
                country's dynamism, and we reaffirm the friendship and 
                family ties between our two nations. For centuries, 
                sons and daughters of Erin have come to America's 
                shores, adding to our rich vibrancy and putting their 
                full hearts into everything they do. From building our 
                country's cities as preeminent architects and earnest 
                laborers to building our national character as people 
                of great joy and cherished culture, Irish Americans 
                have endured intolerance and discrimination to find a 
                place for themselves and their children here in the 
                United States. While remembering the great Irish 
                Americans of the past, we celebrate what forms the 
                foundation of the lasting Irish-American story--a 
                shared embrace of hard work and humility, fairness and 
                dignity, and a mutual quest to secure a freer and more 
                peaceful future.

                Today, the United States and Ireland enjoy a thriving 
                and cooperative bond buoyed by a strong legacy of 
                exchanges between our peoples. During Irish-American 
                Heritage Month, let us pay tribute to the extraordinary 
                mark Irish Americans have made on our Nation, and let 
                us look forward to continued collaboration, friendship, 
                and partnership between our countries.

                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 March 2016 as Irish-
                American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to 
                observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of February, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-04865
Filed 3-2-16; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P