Columbus Day, 2018, 51615-51616 [2018-22335]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Presidential Documents 51615 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9801 of October 5, 2018 Columbus Day, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Nin˜a, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas. His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world. Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisphere. On Columbus Day, we commemorate the achievements of this skilled Italian explorer and recognize his courage, will power, and ambition—all values we cherish as Americans. Columbus’s spirit of determination and adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On Columbus Day, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, and celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. His expedition formed the initial bond between Europe and the Americas, and changed the world forever. Today, in that spirit, we continue to seek new horizons for greater opportunity and further discovery on land, in sea, and in space. Although Spain sponsored his voyage, Columbus was, in fact, a proud citizen of the Italian City of Genoa. As we celebrate the tremendous strides our Nation has made since his arrival, we acknowledge the important contributions of Italian Americans to our country’s culture, business, and civic life. We are also thankful for our relationship with Italy, a great ally that shares our strong, unwavering commitment to peace and prosperity. In commemoration of Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), as amended, has requested the President proclaim the second Monday of October of each year as ‘‘Columbus Day.’’ khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESDOC2 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 October 8, 2018, as Columbus Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed day in honor of our diverse history and all who have contributed to shaping this Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD1.SGM 11OCD1 51616 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2018–22335 Filed 10–10–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD1.SGM 11OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-22335]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9801 of October 5, 2018

                
Columbus Day, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship 
                fleet, the Ni[ntilde]a, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first 
                spotted the Americas. His historic achievement ushered 
                in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of 
                the world. Columbus's daring journey marked the 
                beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration 
                that transformed the Western Hemisphere. On Columbus 
                Day, we commemorate the achievements of this skilled 
                Italian explorer and recognize his courage, will power, 
                and ambition--all values we cherish as Americans.

                Columbus's spirit of determination and adventure has 
                provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On 
                Columbus Day, we honor his remarkable accomplishments 
                as a navigator, and celebrate his voyage into the 
                unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. His expedition 
                formed the initial bond between Europe and the 
                Americas, and changed the world forever. Today, in that 
                spirit, we continue to seek new horizons for greater 
                opportunity and further discovery on land, in sea, and 
                in space.

                Although Spain sponsored his voyage, Columbus was, in 
                fact, a proud citizen of the Italian City of Genoa. As 
                we celebrate the tremendous strides our Nation has made 
                since his arrival, we acknowledge the important 
                contributions of Italian Americans to our country's 
                culture, business, and civic life. We are also thankful 
                for our relationship with Italy, a great ally that 
                shares our strong, unwavering commitment to peace and 
                prosperity.

                In commemoration of Christopher Columbus's historic 
                voyage, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 
                1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), as amended, 
                has requested the President proclaim the second Monday 
                of October of each year as ``Columbus Day.''

                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 October 8, 2018, as 
                Columbus Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities. I also direct that the flag of the 
                United States be displayed on all public buildings on 
                the appointed day in honor of our diverse history and 
                all who have contributed to shaping this Nation.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-22335
Filed 10-10-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P