National Grandparents Day, 2016, 63357-63358 [2016-22293]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / Presidential Documents 63357 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9490 of September 9, 2016 National Grandparents Day, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, families and communities across the globe benefit from the too often unheralded wisdom and devotion of dedicated grandparents— women and men who blazed trails, broke down barriers, and shaped the world we know today. On National Grandparents Day, we honor America’s grandparents as the backbone of our communities, and acknowledge the progress they forged so that their children and grandchildren could live out their dreams. In our grandmothers and grandfathers, we see a reflection of what is possible with hard work, grit, and determination. Their fight for inclusivity and opportunity for all can be seen in board rooms and courthouses across our country, and their efforts helped build the world’s largest, most durable economy and strongest middle class. This enduring legacy spans generations and will empower innovators and leaders for years to come. Some grandparents sacrificed everything, leaving behind all they knew and loved to fight for freedom far from home, or to start a new life and give their families a chance at a brighter tomorrow in America. Millions of grandparents serve as primary caregivers, providing the discipline, guidance, and encouragement needed to thrive. And for so many Americans, our grandparents are our heroes, our confidantes, and our fiercest advocates. As connections to our past and inspirations for our future, grandparents made us who we are today and have paved a path we can aspire to follow. Today, we pause to reflect not only on the myriad ways our grandparents have enriched our lives with their selfless acts of compassion and kindness, but also on our responsibility to ensure they can retire as they deserve— with security and dignity. Let us recognize their lasting contributions to their families and communities, and let us express our gratitude for all they have made possible. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 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 11, 2016, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Sep 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3 63358 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–22293 Filed 9–13–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Sep 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22293]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2016 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9490 of September 9, 2016

                
National Grandparents Day, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, families and communities across the globe 
                benefit from the too often unheralded wisdom and 
                devotion of dedicated grandparents--women and men who 
                blazed trails, broke down barriers, and shaped the 
                world we know today. On National Grandparents Day, we 
                honor America's grandparents as the backbone of our 
                communities, and acknowledge the progress they forged 
                so that their children and grandchildren could live out 
                their dreams.

                In our grandmothers and grandfathers, we see a 
                reflection of what is possible with hard work, grit, 
                and determination. Their fight for inclusivity and 
                opportunity for all can be seen in board rooms and 
                courthouses across our country, and their efforts 
                helped build the world's largest, most durable economy 
                and strongest middle class. This enduring legacy spans 
                generations and will empower innovators and leaders for 
                years to come.

                Some grandparents sacrificed everything, leaving behind 
                all they knew and loved to fight for freedom far from 
                home, or to start a new life and give their families a 
                chance at a brighter tomorrow in America. Millions of 
                grandparents serve as primary caregivers, providing the 
                discipline, guidance, and encouragement needed to 
                thrive. And for so many Americans, our grandparents are 
                our heroes, our confidantes, and our fiercest 
                advocates. As connections to our past and inspirations 
                for our future, grandparents made us who we are today 
                and have paved a path we can aspire to follow.

                Today, we pause to reflect not only on the myriad ways 
                our grandparents have enriched our lives with their 
                selfless acts of compassion and kindness, but also on 
                our responsibility to ensure they can retire as they 
                deserve--with security and dignity. Let us recognize 
                their lasting contributions to their families and 
                communities, and let us express our gratitude for all 
                they have made possible.

                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 11, 2016, 
                as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans 
                to take the time to honor their own grandparents and 
                those in their community.

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

[FR Doc. 2016-22293
Filed 9-13-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P