National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2018, 23201-23202 [2018-10719]

Download as PDF 23201 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 96 Thursday, May 17, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9747 of May 11, 2018 The President National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, we celebrate the many forms of transportation and recognize the countless men and women who ensure that our transportation infrastructure systems operate effectively, efficiently, and, when needed, in support of our national defense. Since the early days of our Nation, the growth and expansion of the United States, as well as the strength of our country’s national defense, have been inextricably linked to our investments into our transportation system. In 1919, a young lieutenant colonel named Dwight D. Eisenhower embarked on the United States Army’s first transcontinental convoy from Washington, DC, to San Francisco, California. Over a trip that lasted 62 days, covered 3,251 miles at a speed of 6 miles per hour, and overcame 230 accidents, Eisenhower witnessed firsthand the need for an efficient, reliable, and safe national transportation system. Nearly 40 years later, as President of the United States, he signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which created our Nation’s landmark system of interstate highways. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS In recent years, our country’s infrastructure has fallen behind due to political inaction, poor resource allocation, and a broken permitting process. We must take bold action and renew our commitment to our transportation system through reforms, effective investments, and transformative technologies. I have proposed an infrastructure plan that will generate a $1.5 trillion infusion into our country’s once-great infrastructure and help to build a more prosperous future for all Americans. These funds will help rebuild our roads and bridges and create incentives for new State and local investments in infrastructure, raising wages and improving the quality of life for American families for years to come. Additionally, my Administration is focused on eliminating the unnecessary redundancies and inefficiencies in the regulatory and permitting procedures that hold back American infrastructure development. Finally, we must take particular care to focus resources on rural America, whose infrastructure must be supported and modernized to promote economic growth and well-being. Taken together, these policies will help ensure the efficient and free flow of commerce across our beautiful Nation and unleash a new era of prosperity. Every American depends on our roads, rails, airports, and waterways. But a highly functioning infrastructure network is especially critical to our men and women in uniform, who rely on it to facilitate the flow of the equipment and supplies they need to stay safe and protect America. By taking the appropriate and necessary actions, we will restore our infrastructure to greatness so that it serves all Americans, including those in our Nation’s military. To recognize the men and women who work in the transportation industry and who contribute to our Nation’s well-being and defense, the Congress, by joint resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 120), has designated the third Friday in May of each year as ‘‘National Defense Transportation Day,’’ and, by joint resolution approved May 14, 1962, as VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:20 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MYD0.SGM 17MYD0 23202 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Presidential Documents amended (36 U.S.C. 133), has declared that the week during which that Friday falls be designated as ‘‘National Transportation Week.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 18, 2018, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 13 through May 19, 2018, as National Transportation Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities to learn more about how our transportation system contributes to the security of our citizens and the prosperity of our Nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–10719 Filed 5–16–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:20 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MYD0.SGM 17MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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Proclamation 9747--National Defense Transportation Day and National 
Transportation Week, 2018



Proclamation 9748--Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2018



Proclamation 9749--Mother's Day, 2018


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Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9747 of May 11, 2018

                
National Defense Transportation Day and National 
                Transportation Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Defense Transportation Day and National 
                Transportation Week, we celebrate the many forms of 
                transportation and recognize the countless men and 
                women who ensure that our transportation infrastructure 
                systems operate effectively, efficiently, and, when 
                needed, in support of our national defense. Since the 
                early days of our Nation, the growth and expansion of 
                the United States, as well as the strength of our 
                country's national defense, have been inextricably 
                linked to our investments into our transportation 
                system.

                In 1919, a young lieutenant colonel named Dwight D. 
                Eisenhower embarked on the United States Army's first 
                transcontinental convoy from Washington, DC, to San 
                Francisco, California. Over a trip that lasted 62 days, 
                covered 3,251 miles at a speed of 6 miles per hour, and 
                overcame 230 accidents, Eisenhower witnessed firsthand 
                the need for an efficient, reliable, and safe national 
                transportation system. Nearly 40 years later, as 
                President of the United States, he signed into law the 
                Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which created our 
                Nation's landmark system of interstate highways.

                In recent years, our country's infrastructure has 
                fallen behind due to political inaction, poor resource 
                allocation, and a broken permitting process. We must 
                take bold action and renew our commitment to our 
                transportation system through reforms, effective 
                investments, and transformative technologies. I have 
                proposed an infrastructure plan that will generate a 
                $1.5 trillion infusion into our country's once-great 
                infrastructure and help to build a more prosperous 
                future for all Americans. These funds will help rebuild 
                our roads and bridges and create incentives for new 
                State and local investments in infrastructure, raising 
                wages and improving the quality of life for American 
                families for years to come. Additionally, my 
                Administration is focused on eliminating the 
                unnecessary redundancies and inefficiencies in the 
                regulatory and permitting procedures that hold back 
                American infrastructure development. Finally, we must 
                take particular care to focus resources on rural 
                America, whose infrastructure must be supported and 
                modernized to promote economic growth and well-being.

                Taken together, these policies will help ensure the 
                efficient and free flow of commerce across our 
                beautiful Nation and unleash a new era of prosperity. 
                Every American depends on our roads, rails, airports, 
                and waterways. But a highly functioning infrastructure 
                network is especially critical to our men and women in 
                uniform, who rely on it to facilitate the flow of the 
                equipment and supplies they need to stay safe and 
                protect America. By taking the appropriate and 
                necessary actions, we will restore our infrastructure 
                to greatness so that it serves all Americans, including 
                those in our Nation's military.

                To recognize the men and women who work in the 
                transportation industry and who contribute to our 
                Nation's well-being and defense, the Congress, by joint 
                resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 
                120), has designated the third Friday in May of each 
                year as ``National Defense Transportation Day,'' and, 
                by joint resolution approved May 14, 1962, as

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                amended (36 U.S.C. 133), has declared that the week 
                during which that Friday falls be designated as 
                ``National Transportation Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, 
                May 18, 2018, as National Defense Transportation Day 
                and May 13 through May 19, 2018, as National 
                Transportation Week. I encourage all Americans to 
                celebrate these observances with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities to learn more about how our 
                transportation system contributes to the security of 
                our citizens and the prosperity of our Nation.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-10719
Filed 5-16-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P