National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2017, 51547-51548 [2017-24299]

Download as PDF 51547 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 213 Monday, November 6, 2017 Title 3— Proclamation 9670 of November 1, 2017 The President National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones. We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America. We renew our Nation’s commitment to support veterans and military families. They deserve it. Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation. They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation. They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation’s interests and ideals established during the Founding. Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation. They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world. They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table. Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station. Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life—periodically calling a new place ‘‘home’’ and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends. In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive. It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families. As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln’s charge to care for those who have ‘‘borne the battle,’’ I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA. Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans. We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers. We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care. We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation. This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country. May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD5.SGM 06NOD5 51548 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Presidential Documents as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortysecond. [FR Doc. 2017–24299 Filed 11–3–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD5.SGM 06NOD5 Trump.EPS</GPH> Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24299]



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Vol. 82

Monday,

No. 213

November 6, 2017

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9670--National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2017


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9670 of November 1, 2017

                
National Veterans and Military Families Month, 
                2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Veterans and Military Families Month, 
                we honor the significant contributions made by American 
                service members, their families, and their loved ones. 
                We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to 
                hold observances around the country to honor and thank 
                those whose service and sacrifice represent the very 
                best of America. We renew our Nation's commitment to 
                support veterans and military families. They deserve 
                it.

                Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have 
                preserved the security and freedom that allow us to 
                flourish as a Nation. They have braved bitter winters, 
                treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters 
                to defend our Nation. They have left their families to 
                face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the 
                wounds of war, all to protect our Nation's interests 
                and ideals established during the Founding.

                Our military families endure many hardships along with 
                those who defend our Nation. They are separated from 
                their loved ones for months on end and frequently 
                relocated across the country and around the world. They 
                often live far from their extended families, and they 
                know what it is like to celebrate holidays and 
                milestones with an empty seat at the table. Many 
                military spouses face the task of making ends meet 
                while their loved ones are away and of securing new 
                employment with each change in duty station. Children 
                of service members often grow up living a nomadic 
                life--periodically calling a new place ``home'' and 
                adjusting to different schools, trying out for new 
                sports teams, and making new friends. In these lives of 
                frequent change and transition, however, our incredible 
                military families not only survive, they thrive.

                It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military 
                families. As part of our efforts to answer President 
                Lincoln's charge to care for those who have ``borne the 
                battle,'' I have asked the Department of Veterans 
                Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of 
                observances across the country to honor our veterans.

                As veterans and military families attend these events, 
                they will see the reforms and improvements that we have 
                made at the VA. Over the last 9 months, we have made 
                important changes that enable better service for our 
                veterans. We have increased accountability and enhanced 
                protections for whistleblowers. We have improved 
                transparency, customer service, and continuity of care. 
                We are working every day to ensure a future of high 
                quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans 
                have earned through their devoted service to a grateful 
                Nation.

                This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to 
                give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we 
                come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary 
                veterans and military families and their service to our 
                country. May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and 
                those families that love and support them.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017

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                as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I 
                encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and 
                all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, 
                sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military 
                families for what they have done and for what they do 
                every day to support our great Nation.

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

[FR Doc. 2017-24299
Filed 11-3-17; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P