German-American Day, 2019, 53987-53988 [2019-22215]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Presidential Documents 53987 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9943 of October 4, 2019 German-American Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On German-American Day, we proudly celebrate the contributions German Americans have made to our Nation through their dedication and hard work. The seeds of German-American heritage sown over three centuries ago, when the 13 German families landed in Philadelphia in 1683, continue to flourish and prosper in our country. From our earliest days, German Americans have helped to secure the rights we hold dear and to sustain the American experience. General Friedrich von Steuben joined the noble American cause for independence, lending critical expertise in military drills, tactics, and discipline to train the soldiers of the Continental Army. As we expanded westward, the German-born businessman Levi Strauss and his iconic namesake clothing brand became emblematic of the resilient and pioneering American spirit. Charles M. Schwab, a descendant of German immigrants, strengthened America’s steel industry, and his legacy as a business tycoon continues to be synonymous with innovation and success. Today, when we enjoy music played on a Steinway piano, read a Steinbeck novel, or admire the artwork collected by painter and philanthropist Hilla Rebay and displayed in New York’s stunning Guggenheim Museum, we are reminded of the countless ways German Americans have influenced our society, commerce, and culture. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a triumph of freedom that embodies the dedication of the United States and Germany to the rule of law and human rights. The United States and our allies will continue to safeguard the torch of liberty and promote global stability by defending personal and economic freedom for generations to come. This month, as we commemorate the contributions German Americans have made to our Nation, we also recognize the more than 43 million Americans who claim German heritage. Our shared values and historic and cultural ties strengthen the enduring bond between the United States and Germany. This partnership is the foundation of a bright and hopeful future for the world. 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 October 6, 2019, as German-American Day. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the achievements and contributions of German Americans to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09OCD1.SGM 09OCD1 53988 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–22215 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09OCD1.SGM 09OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-22215]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9943 of October 4, 2019

                
German-American Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On German-American Day, we proudly celebrate the 
                contributions German Americans have made to our Nation 
                through their dedication and hard work. The seeds of 
                German-American heritage sown over three centuries ago, 
                when the 13 German families landed in Philadelphia in 
                1683, continue to flourish and prosper in our country.

                From our earliest days, German Americans have helped to 
                secure the rights we hold dear and to sustain the 
                American experience. General Friedrich von Steuben 
                joined the noble American cause for independence, 
                lending critical expertise in military drills, tactics, 
                and discipline to train the soldiers of the Continental 
                Army. As we expanded westward, the German-born 
                businessman Levi Strauss and his iconic namesake 
                clothing brand became emblematic of the resilient and 
                pioneering American spirit. Charles M. Schwab, a 
                descendant of German immigrants, strengthened America's 
                steel industry, and his legacy as a business tycoon 
                continues to be synonymous with innovation and success. 
                Today, when we enjoy music played on a Steinway piano, 
                read a Steinbeck novel, or admire the artwork collected 
                by painter and philanthropist Hilla Rebay and displayed 
                in New York's stunning Guggenheim Museum, we are 
                reminded of the countless ways German Americans have 
                influenced our society, commerce, and culture.

                This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the 
                Berlin Wall, a triumph of freedom that embodies the 
                dedication of the United States and Germany to the rule 
                of law and human rights. The United States and our 
                allies will continue to safeguard the torch of liberty 
                and promote global stability by defending personal and 
                economic freedom for generations to come.

                This month, as we commemorate the contributions German 
                Americans have made to our Nation, we also recognize 
                the more than 43 million Americans who claim German 
                heritage. Our shared values and historic and cultural 
                ties strengthen the enduring bond between the United 
                States and Germany. This partnership is the foundation 
                of a bright and hopeful future for the world.

                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 6, 2019, as 
                German-American Day. I call upon all Americans to 
                celebrate the achievements and contributions of German 
                Americans to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of October, 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. 2019-22215
Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P