Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2018, 25327-25328 [2018-11909]

Download as PDF 25327 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 106 Friday, June 1, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9756 of May 25, 2018 The President Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty. Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the final resting place for millions of people, including veterans from every war and conflict, many of whom died while serving our country. We remain duty bound to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and unwavering pride. The fallen—our treasured loved ones, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens—deserve nothing less from a grateful Nation. We must safeguard the legacies of our service members so that our children and our grandchildren will understand the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. As a part of this effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to keep the memories of our fallen heroes from ever fading away. The National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program challenges our youth, from elementary school through college, to research and share the stories and sacrifice of their hometown veterans, who are forever honored at VA National, State, and tribal veterans cemeteries. To further ensure that our veterans’ legacies are remembered and celebrated, this program is developing an online memorialization platform that will amplify the voices of families, survivors, and Gold Star parents and spouses as they honor our beloved veterans and fallen service members. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Today, and every day, we revere those who have died in noble service to our country. I call upon all Americans to remember the selfless service members who have been laid to rest in flag-draped coffins and their families who have suffered the greatest loss. The sacrifices of our hallowed dead demand our Nation’s highest honor and deepest gratitude. On this day, let us also unite in prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty and independence. In honor and recognition of all of our fallen heroes, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106–579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 May 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01JND0.SGM 01JND0 25328 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Presidential Documents I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth 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 fortysecond. [FR Doc. 2018–11909 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:55 May 31, 2018 Jkt 000000 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01JND0.SGM 01JND0 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25327-25328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11909]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9756 of May 25, 2018

                
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay 
                tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives 
                defending peace and freedom while in military service 
                to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor 
                their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the 
                tremendous price of our precious liberty.

                Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous 
                Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with 
                their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the 
                final resting place for millions of people, including 
                veterans from every war and conflict, many of whom died 
                while serving our country. We remain duty bound to 
                honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our 
                behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and 
                unwavering pride. The fallen--our treasured loved ones, 
                friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens--deserve 
                nothing less from a grateful Nation.

                We must safeguard the legacies of our service members 
                so that our children and our grandchildren will 
                understand the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. As a 
                part of this effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs 
                (VA) is working to keep the memories of our fallen 
                heroes from ever fading away. The National Cemetery 
                Administration's Veterans Legacy Program challenges our 
                youth, from elementary school through college, to 
                research and share the stories and sacrifice of their 
                hometown veterans, who are forever honored at VA 
                National, State, and tribal veterans cemeteries. To 
                further ensure that our veterans' legacies are 
                remembered and celebrated, this program is developing 
                an online memorialization platform that will amplify 
                the voices of families, survivors, and Gold Star 
                parents and spouses as they honor our beloved veterans 
                and fallen service members.

                Today, and every day, we revere those who have died in 
                noble service to our country. I call upon all Americans 
                to remember the selfless service members who have been 
                laid to rest in flag-draped coffins and their families 
                who have suffered the greatest loss. The sacrifices of 
                our hallowed dead demand our Nation's highest honor and 
                deepest gratitude. On this day, let us also unite in 
                prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that 
                future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty 
                and independence.

                In honor and recognition of all of our fallen heroes, 
                the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 
                1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the 
                President issue a proclamation calling on the people of 
                the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day 
                of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period 
                on that day when the people of the United States might 
                unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, 
                has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as 
                a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, 
                the National Moment of Remembrance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial 
                Day, May 28, 2018, as a day of prayer for permanent 
                peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each 
                locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when 
                people might unite in prayer.

[[Page 25328]]

                I further ask all Americans to observe the National 
                Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time 
                on Memorial Day.

                I also request the Governors of the United States and 
                its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all 
                units of government, to direct the flag be flown at 
                half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all 
                buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the 
                United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction 
                and control. I also request the people of the United 
                States to display the flag at half-staff from their 
                homes for the customary forenoon period.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fifth 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. 2018-11909
Filed 5-31-18; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P