Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2019, 52739-52740 [2019-21617]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents 52739 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9934 of September 27, 2019 Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every life lost in service to our country is precious and irreplaceable. Our deepest sympathy, utmost respect, unwavering support, and profound gratitude go to the families who must endure the ongoing pain of such loss. On Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, we solemnly honor these families and pray for their continued strength and courage. Since the founding of our Republic, our liberty has been defended by our men and women in uniform. Their love of country and devotion to duty represent the very best of America. Our Nation’s military families share in the demands and pressures of this noble calling. The cost is exceedingly high—with multiple deployments, relocations, and separations—but the sobering price of their sacrifice is most clearly seen in the families who have faced the life-altering loss of a father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother who died fighting for our freedom. Because of tragedies that forever change the course of their lives, these families receive the designation of the Gold Star. Each story is unique; each death is profoundly personal. The fallen leave behind families who must learn to carve out a new future while coping with their loved one’s absence on holidays, at celebrations, and during everyday activities. Their pain permeates every facet of life, never fully fading. Yet, in spite of their challenges and heartbreak, Gold Star families exemplify amazing grace and resilience. From the depths of grief, they emerge to find hope, purpose, and joy, serving as an example and a source of inspiration for others. These patriots know the true cost of freedom, and it is the responsibility of all Americans to stand alongside them and share in shouldering this profound burden. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ‘‘Gold Star Mother’s Day.’’ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 Sunday, September 29, 2019, as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this special day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s gratitude and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02OCD1.SGM 02OCD1 52740 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2019–21617 Filed 10–1–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02OCD1.SGM 02OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52739-52740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21617]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9934 of September 27, 2019

                
Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every life lost in service to our country is precious 
                and irreplaceable. Our deepest sympathy, utmost 
                respect, unwavering support, and profound gratitude go 
                to the families who must endure the ongoing pain of 
                such loss. On Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, we 
                solemnly honor these families and pray for their 
                continued strength and courage.

                Since the founding of our Republic, our liberty has 
                been defended by our men and women in uniform. Their 
                love of country and devotion to duty represent the very 
                best of America. Our Nation's military families share 
                in the demands and pressures of this noble calling. The 
                cost is exceedingly high--with multiple deployments, 
                relocations, and separations--but the sobering price of 
                their sacrifice is most clearly seen in the families 
                who have faced the life-altering loss of a father, 
                mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother who died 
                fighting for our freedom.

                Because of tragedies that forever change the course of 
                their lives, these families receive the designation of 
                the Gold Star. Each story is unique; each death is 
                profoundly personal. The fallen leave behind families 
                who must learn to carve out a new future while coping 
                with their loved one's absence on holidays, at 
                celebrations, and during everyday activities. Their 
                pain permeates every facet of life, never fully fading.

                Yet, in spite of their challenges and heartbreak, Gold 
                Star families exemplify amazing grace and resilience. 
                From the depths of grief, they emerge to find hope, 
                purpose, and joy, serving as an example and a source of 
                inspiration for others. These patriots know the true 
                cost of freedom, and it is the responsibility of all 
                Americans to stand alongside them and share in 
                shouldering this profound burden.

                The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 
                23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the 
                last Sunday in September as ``Gold Star Mother's 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 Sunday, September 29, 
                2019, as Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day. I call 
                upon all Government officials to display the flag of 
                the United States over Government buildings on this 
                special day. I also encourage the American people to 
                display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a 
                public expression of our Nation's gratitude and respect 
                for our Gold Star Mothers and Families.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-21617
Filed 10-1-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P