Leif Erikson Day, 2019, 54763-54764 [2019-22444]

Download as PDF 54763 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 198 Friday, October 11, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9946 of October 8, 2019 The President Leif Erikson Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Leif Erikson Day, we honor the spirit of exploration, courage, and faith that led this legendary Viking and his crew to sail across the Atlantic in search of new lands and opportunities more than a thousand years ago. His dream—to venture beyond the known horizon and redefine the impossible—still defines and inspires Americans today. Leif Erikson’s undaunted life of exploration began in Iceland—the same location where the Apollo 11 crew trained for its historic journey to the surface of the Moon. The bold spirit that propelled Erikson and his fellow mariners across an unknown ocean is the same spirit that carried our brave astronauts into space 50 years ago, and it is what continues to fuel our desire to unlock the mysteries of the universe and pursue the exploration of Mars. Americans share strong bonds with the homelands of the Vikings. Millions of Americans proudly trace their ancestry to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. All of these nations help keep our transatlantic community strong. They stand shoulder to shoulder with us as North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allies or partners to enhance regional peace and stability. And as members of the Arctic Council, we work together to promote sustainable growth, scientific research, and environmental protection in the High North while maintaining the region as an area of low tensions. Nordic Americans contribute each day to the rich tapestry of our country by their self-reliance, drive, spirit of adventure, and cultural traditions. On this day, we pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of Leif Erikson, and we celebrate the daring dreams, big vision, and passion for discovery of all people of Scandinavian heritage. To honor Leif Erikson, son of Iceland and grandson of Norway, and to celebrate our Nordic-American heritage, the Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88–566) approved on September 2, 1964, has authorized the President of the United States to proclaim October 9 of each year as ‘‘Leif Erikson Day.’’ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC0 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 9, 2019, as Leif Erikson Day. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Nordic Americans to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Oct 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD0.SGM 11OCD0 54764 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth 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. 2019–22444 Filed 10–10–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Oct 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD0.SGM 11OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC0 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 198 (Friday, October 11, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22444]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9946 of October 8, 2019

                
Leif Erikson Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Leif Erikson Day, we honor the spirit of 
                exploration, courage, and faith that led this legendary 
                Viking and his crew to sail across the Atlantic in 
                search of new lands and opportunities more than a 
                thousand years ago. His dream--to venture beyond the 
                known horizon and redefine the impossible--still 
                defines and inspires Americans today.

                Leif Erikson's undaunted life of exploration began in 
                Iceland--the same location where the Apollo 11 crew 
                trained for its historic journey to the surface of the 
                Moon. The bold spirit that propelled Erikson and his 
                fellow mariners across an unknown ocean is the same 
                spirit that carried our brave astronauts into space 50 
                years ago, and it is what continues to fuel our desire 
                to unlock the mysteries of the universe and pursue the 
                exploration of Mars.

                Americans share strong bonds with the homelands of the 
                Vikings. Millions of Americans proudly trace their 
                ancestry to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and 
                Sweden. All of these nations help keep our 
                transatlantic community strong. They stand shoulder to 
                shoulder with us as North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
                Allies or partners to enhance regional peace and 
                stability. And as members of the Arctic Council, we 
                work together to promote sustainable growth, scientific 
                research, and environmental protection in the High 
                North while maintaining the region as an area of low 
                tensions.

                Nordic Americans contribute each day to the rich 
                tapestry of our country by their self-reliance, drive, 
                spirit of adventure, and cultural traditions. On this 
                day, we pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of 
                Leif Erikson, and we celebrate the daring dreams, big 
                vision, and passion for discovery of all people of 
                Scandinavian heritage.

                To honor Leif Erikson, son of Iceland and grandson of 
                Norway, and to celebrate our Nordic-American heritage, 
                the Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-566) 
                approved on September 2, 1964, has authorized the 
                President of the United States to proclaim October 9 of 
                each year as ``Leif Erikson 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 9, 2019, as 
                Leif Erikson Day. I call upon all Americans to 
                celebrate the achievements and contributions of Nordic 
                Americans to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth 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. 2019-22444
Filed 10-10-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P