Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2019, 16379-16380 [2019-08064]

Download as PDF 16379 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 76 Friday, April 19, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9863 of April 15, 2019 The President Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A strong republic requires a people abounding in knowledge, which forges the character of the citizenry and its chosen representatives. Through study of the thoughts and discoveries of others, citizens enhance their shared understanding of who they are and who they want to be. Education and Sharing Day affords an important opportunity to reaffirm our belief that educational freedom is essential to our society and to the growth of individuals. On this day, we recognize Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, whose very name signifies a spirit of comfort and compassion and a commitment to the betterment of America and the world. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, Rabbi Schneerson championed the teaching of principles of scholarship, justice, charity, and unity, launching an international movement that continues to contribute to the progress of humanity. The Rebbe believed that education is not only about the transmission of knowledge but that it is also integral to the formation of character. He sought to expand freedom in education while finding common ground with those of differing beliefs and backgrounds. His unfailing example offered those around him an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the inherent connections between knowledge, character, and freedom. We must encourage institutions of higher learning to resist calls to stifle the open debate that is crucial to fostering freedom and social understanding. Genuine education depends on the free sharing of thought. That is why I recently signed an Executive Order to improve free inquiry, transparency, and accountability at colleges and universities. Today, we honor the Rebbe’s legacy by recommitting ourselves to embracing lifelong learning, defending freedom of expression, and upholding virtue. As Americans, let us strive to listen to each other’s perspectives, learn from one another’s experiences, and gain a deeper appreciation for the exchange of competing views to develop our character as citizens of a great republic. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOC 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 April 16, 2019, as ‘‘Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.’’ I call upon government officials, educators, volunteers, and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:34 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19APD0.SGM 19APD0 16380 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–08064 4–18–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:34 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19APD0.SGM 19APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOC Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 76 (Friday, April 19, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 16379-16380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08064]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9863 of April 15, 2019

                
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                A strong republic requires a people abounding in 
                knowledge, which forges the character of the citizenry 
                and its chosen representatives. Through study of the 
                thoughts and discoveries of others, citizens enhance 
                their shared understanding of who they are and who they 
                want to be. Education and Sharing Day affords an 
                important opportunity to reaffirm our belief that 
                educational freedom is essential to our society and to 
                the growth of individuals.

                On this day, we recognize Rabbi Menachem Mendel 
                Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, whose very name 
                signifies a spirit of comfort and compassion and a 
                commitment to the betterment of America and the world. 
                In the face of unspeakable tragedy, Rabbi Schneerson 
                championed the teaching of principles of scholarship, 
                justice, charity, and unity, launching an international 
                movement that continues to contribute to the progress 
                of humanity. The Rebbe believed that education is not 
                only about the transmission of knowledge but that it is 
                also integral to the formation of character. He sought 
                to expand freedom in education while finding common 
                ground with those of differing beliefs and backgrounds. 
                His unfailing example offered those around him an 
                opportunity to deepen their understanding of the 
                inherent connections between knowledge, character, and 
                freedom.

                We must encourage institutions of higher learning to 
                resist calls to stifle the open debate that is crucial 
                to fostering freedom and social understanding. Genuine 
                education depends on the free sharing of thought. That 
                is why I recently signed an Executive Order to improve 
                free inquiry, transparency, and accountability at 
                colleges and universities.

                Today, we honor the Rebbe's legacy by recommitting 
                ourselves to embracing lifelong learning, defending 
                freedom of expression, and upholding virtue. As 
                Americans, let us strive to listen to each other's 
                perspectives, learn from one another's experiences, and 
                gain a deeper appreciation for the exchange of 
                competing views to develop our character as citizens of 
                a great republic.

                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 April 16, 2019, as 
                ``Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.'' I call upon 
                government officials, educators, volunteers, and all 
                the people of the United States to observe this day 
                with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-08064
 4-18-19; 8:45 am]
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