Columbus Day, 2019, 55491-55492 [2019-22807]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Presidential Documents 55491 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9949 of October 11, 2019 Columbus Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On October 12, 1492, after a perilous, two-month journey across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus and his crew aboard the Nin˜a, Pinta, and Santa Maria landed in what is today The Bahamas. This watershed voyage ushered in the Age of Exploration, changing the course of history and setting the foundation for development of our Nation. Today, we commemorate this great explorer, whose courage, skill, and drive for discovery are at the core of the American spirit. While Columbus sailed from the port of Palos under the Spanish flag, he took pride in the fact that he was a citizen of Genoa, Italy. The celebration of Columbus Day is, therefore, an appropriate opportunity to recognize the more than 16 million Americans who claim Italian heritage and to carry forth the legacy of generations of Italian Americans who helped shape our Nation. The United States greatly values its close bond with Italy, a longstanding friend, ally, and economic partner. Our relationship, built on shared values and a commitment to furthering peace and prosperity, continues to benefit both of our nations. Columbus’s daring voyage to the New World brought two continents together, enabling a global perspective for the first time. The bold legacy of Columbus and his crew spun a thread that weaves through the extensive history of Americans who have pushed the boundaries of exploration. On Columbus Day, we draw inspiration from this intrepid pioneer’s spirit of adventure. We also affirm our commitment to continuing our quest to discover and better understand the wonders of our Nation, the world, and beyond. 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 14, 2019, 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 15:50 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD1.SGM 17OCD1 55492 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh 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. 2019–22807 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD1.SGM 17OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-22807]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9949 of October 11, 2019

                
Columbus Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On October 12, 1492, after a perilous, two-month 
                journey across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, 
                Christopher Columbus and his crew aboard the 
                Ni[ntilde]a, Pinta, and Santa Maria landed in what is 
                today The Bahamas. This watershed voyage ushered in the 
                Age of Exploration, changing the course of history and 
                setting the foundation for development of our Nation. 
                Today, we commemorate this great explorer, whose 
                courage, skill, and drive for discovery are at the core 
                of the American spirit.

                While Columbus sailed from the port of Palos under the 
                Spanish flag, he took pride in the fact that he was a 
                citizen of Genoa, Italy. The celebration of Columbus 
                Day is, therefore, an appropriate opportunity to 
                recognize the more than 16 million Americans who claim 
                Italian heritage and to carry forth the legacy of 
                generations of Italian Americans who helped shape our 
                Nation. The United States greatly values its close bond 
                with Italy, a longstanding friend, ally, and economic 
                partner. Our relationship, built on shared values and a 
                commitment to furthering peace and prosperity, 
                continues to benefit both of our nations.

                Columbus's daring voyage to the New World brought two 
                continents together, enabling a global perspective for 
                the first time. The bold legacy of Columbus and his 
                crew spun a thread that weaves through the extensive 
                history of Americans who have pushed the boundaries of 
                exploration. On Columbus Day, we draw inspiration from 
                this intrepid pioneer's spirit of adventure. We also 
                affirm our commitment to continuing our quest to 
                discover and better understand the wonders of our 
                Nation, the world, and beyond.

                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 14, 2019, 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 
                eleventh 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. 2019-22807
Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P