Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018, 27887-27888 [2018-12963]

Download as PDF 27887 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 115 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9764 of June 8, 2018 The President Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our new Republic. Through the many triumphs and trials of our Nation, our flag has reflected our heritage of liberty and embodied the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty. Each year, we celebrate Flag Day and National Flag Week to honor our timeless national emblem. Our flag symbolizes our solemn pride and eternal gratitude to our service members, who willingly raise their hand in front of our Nation’s colors and take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Our flag also serves as a final acknowledgement of our country’s gratitude to the families of those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coastguardsmen who have given their last full measure of devotion to our country. After the echo of the last rifle volley and the final notes of ‘‘Taps’’ fade away, the flag is carefully folded and presented to the grieving families of our fallen heroes to serve as a source of comfort and strength in times of immense sorrow. Our majestic flag flies during our country’s most memorable occasions. In the early morning of May 10 of this year, a large American flag undulated in the breeze over the homecoming of three Americans released from captivity in North Korea. It also presided during our astronauts’ many missions exploring the moon’s surface, the heroic triumph of the Marines at the battle of Iwo Jima, and the recovery operations at New York City’s ground zero and the Pentagon immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Our country’s colors—bold and brilliant—symbolize to the world those values we hold sacred, freedom and liberty, and our hope for a better world. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS Today, we celebrate the ideals of our country’s founding, which are represented so proudly by the broad stripes and bright stars—that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. May we never forget the tremendous sacrifices required to secure and maintain our freedom. Let us proudly stand and remember our founding principles and our country’s ever continuing march to achieve a more perfect Union. As we raise our flag, let us resolve always to cherish it with reverence and eternal gratitude so that the red, white, and blue may forever wave from sea to shining sea. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2018, as Flag Day, and the week starting June 10, 2018, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during this week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag. I also encourage the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14JND0.SGM 14JND0 27888 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of June, 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. 2018–12963 Filed 6–13–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14JND0.SGM 14JND0 Trump.EPS</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 27887-27888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12963]



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Vol. 83

Thursday,

No. 115

June 14, 2018

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9764--Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9764 of June 8, 2018

                
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the 
                Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars 
                and Stripes as the official flag of our new Republic. 
                Through the many triumphs and trials of our Nation, our 
                flag has reflected our heritage of liberty and embodied 
                the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty. 
                Each year, we celebrate Flag Day and National Flag Week 
                to honor our timeless national emblem.

                Our flag symbolizes our solemn pride and eternal 
                gratitude to our service members, who willingly raise 
                their hand in front of our Nation's colors and take an 
                oath to support and defend the Constitution of the 
                United States. Our flag also serves as a final 
                acknowledgement of our country's gratitude to the 
                families of those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, 
                and coastguardsmen who have given their last full 
                measure of devotion to our country. After the echo of 
                the last rifle volley and the final notes of ``Taps'' 
                fade away, the flag is carefully folded and presented 
                to the grieving families of our fallen heroes to serve 
                as a source of comfort and strength in times of immense 
                sorrow.

                Our majestic flag flies during our country's most 
                memorable occasions. In the early morning of May 10 of 
                this year, a large American flag undulated in the 
                breeze over the homecoming of three Americans released 
                from captivity in North Korea. It also presided during 
                our astronauts' many missions exploring the moon's 
                surface, the heroic triumph of the Marines at the 
                battle of Iwo Jima, and the recovery operations at New 
                York City's ground zero and the Pentagon immediately 
                following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Our 
                country's colors--bold and brilliant--symbolize to the 
                world those values we hold sacred, freedom and liberty, 
                and our hope for a better world.

                Today, we celebrate the ideals of our country's 
                founding, which are represented so proudly by the broad 
                stripes and bright stars--that all men are created 
                equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable 
                rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of 
                happiness. May we never forget the tremendous 
                sacrifices required to secure and maintain our freedom. 
                Let us proudly stand and remember our founding 
                principles and our country's ever continuing march to 
                achieve a more perfect Union. As we raise our flag, let 
                us resolve always to cherish it with reverence and 
                eternal gratitude so that the red, white, and blue may 
                forever wave from sea to shining sea.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 
                2018, as Flag Day, and the week starting June 10, 2018, 
                as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate 
                officials to display the flag on all Federal Government 
                buildings during this week, and I urge all Americans to 
                observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying 
                the flag. I also encourage the people of the United 
                States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those 
                days from Flag Day through Independence Day, set aside 
                by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor 
                America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings 
                and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of 
                Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of June, 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. 2018-12963
 Filed 6-13-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P