Military Family Month, 2016, 76267-76268 [2016-26525]

Download as PDF 76267 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 211 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9529 of October 27, 2016 The President Military Family Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For generations, brave Americans have stepped forward and answered our country’s call to serve in our Armed Forces. With honor and distinction, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen fight to defend the principles upon which our Republic was founded so that we might live in a freer and more prosperous world. Behind these courageous Americans stand spouses, children, and parents who give up precious time with their loved ones, bearing the burden of long deployments and difficult moves, and oftentimes putting their careers on hold. During Military Family Month, we salute the families of those who proudly are a part of our Nation’s unbroken chain of patriots for their unwavering devotion, and we renew our sacred vow to uphold our promise to our troops, our veterans, and their families. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Our military would not be the greatest in the world without the strength and support of the loved ones who stand alongside our men and women in uniform. While our service members are fighting to secure the values we cherish and defend our homeland, their spouses keep their households running, sometimes through multiple deployments. Spouses of those in the military are often forced to relocate across our country or around the globe, leaving behind jobs they love and sometimes struggling to find new employment. They are our fellow citizens and neighbors; in their service to their families and their country, they represent the true strength of America. Our Nation has a solemn obligation to support and care for the members of our military and their families—from their first day of training until they conclude their service—and my Administration has worked to ensure we uphold this promise. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, we have worked with both the public and private sectors to ensure service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. Over the past 5 years, we have rallied businesses to hire more than 1.2 million veterans and military spouses. Today, every single State has taken action to streamline professional licensing and credentialing processes so that military spouses can continue their work when they move across State lines without having to re-certify for a job they are already qualified for. We are also working to provide the resources military families need to start businesses and pursue an education, and we are helping teachers and schools support military children from kindergarten through college. By partnering with the private sector, we have also helped expand access to essential science, technology, engineering, and math courses so that 60,000 more military children can be college-ready and prepared for 21st-century careers. We must always be there for our service members and their families— just as they are there for us. Through the thickest of fights and the darkest of nights, our extraordinary military families—our heroes on the home front— stand alongside our patriots in uniform, and in their example we see the very best of our country’s spirit. This month, let us thank them for their tremendous devotion to duty and for their unyielding sacrifice. Let us honor VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:25 Oct 31, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01NOD0.SGM 01NOD0 76268 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Presidential Documents their resolve and patriotism and uphold our solemn responsibility to ensure the priorities of our Nation reflect the priorities of our military families. 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 2016 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-seventh day of October, 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. 2016–26525 Filed 10–31–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:25 Oct 31, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01NOD0.SGM 01NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F7–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 76267-76268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26525]



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Vol. 81

Tuesday,

No. 211

November 1, 2016

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The President





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Proclamation 9529--Military Family Month, 2016



Proclamation 9530--National Adoption Month, 2016


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Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9529 of October 27, 2016

                
Military Family Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For generations, brave Americans have stepped forward 
                and answered our country's call to serve in our Armed 
                Forces. With honor and distinction, our Soldiers, 
                Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen fight to 
                defend the principles upon which our Republic was 
                founded so that we might live in a freer and more 
                prosperous world. Behind these courageous Americans 
                stand spouses, children, and parents who give up 
                precious time with their loved ones, bearing the burden 
                of long deployments and difficult moves, and oftentimes 
                putting their careers on hold. During Military Family 
                Month, we salute the families of those who proudly are 
                a part of our Nation's unbroken chain of patriots for 
                their unwavering devotion, and we renew our sacred vow 
                to uphold our promise to our troops, our veterans, and 
                their families.

                Our military would not be the greatest in the world 
                without the strength and support of the loved ones who 
                stand alongside our men and women in uniform. While our 
                service members are fighting to secure the values we 
                cherish and defend our homeland, their spouses keep 
                their households running, sometimes through multiple 
                deployments. Spouses of those in the military are often 
                forced to relocate across our country or around the 
                globe, leaving behind jobs they love and sometimes 
                struggling to find new employment. They are our fellow 
                citizens and neighbors; in their service to their 
                families and their country, they represent the true 
                strength of America.

                Our Nation has a solemn obligation to support and care 
                for the members of our military and their families--
                from their first day of training until they conclude 
                their service--and my Administration has worked to 
                ensure we uphold this promise. Through First Lady 
                Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces 
                initiative, we have worked with both the public and 
                private sectors to ensure service members, veterans, 
                and their families have the tools they need to succeed 
                throughout their lives. Over the past 5 years, we have 
                rallied businesses to hire more than 1.2 million 
                veterans and military spouses. Today, every single 
                State has taken action to streamline professional 
                licensing and credentialing processes so that military 
                spouses can continue their work when they move across 
                State lines without having to re-certify for a job they 
                are already qualified for. We are also working to 
                provide the resources military families need to start 
                businesses and pursue an education, and we are helping 
                teachers and schools support military children from 
                kindergarten through college. By partnering with the 
                private sector, we have also helped expand access to 
                essential science, technology, engineering, and math 
                courses so that 60,000 more military children can be 
                college-ready and prepared for 21st-century careers.

                We must always be there for our service members and 
                their families--just as they are there for us. Through 
                the thickest of fights and the darkest of nights, our 
                extraordinary military families--our heroes on the home 
                front--stand alongside our patriots in uniform, and in 
                their example we see the very best of our country's 
                spirit. This month, let us thank them for their 
                tremendous devotion to duty and for their unyielding 
                sacrifice. Let us honor

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                their resolve and patriotism and uphold our solemn 
                responsibility to ensure the priorities of our Nation 
                reflect the priorities of our military families.

                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 2016 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-seventh day of October, 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. 2016-26525
Filed 10-31-16; 11:15 am]
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