National American History and Founders Month, 2019, 59699-59700 [2019-24277]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents 59699 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9958 of October 31, 2019 National American History and Founders Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Over 243 years ago, our Founders gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Independence Hall to sign the Declaration of Independence, enshrining in the heart of every American a bedrock principle that all men are ‘‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.’’ Throughout our Nation’s history, countless men and women have boldly defended this principle, often making the ultimate sacrifice on battlefields here and in every corner of the world. From overthrowing tyrannical rule in the Revolutionary War to liberating Europe from Nazi control during World War II, the United States will always remain steadfast in our dedication to promoting liberty and justice over the evil forces of oppression and indignity. This same truth fuels us in our efforts to confront the challenges that face our citizens here at home, including protecting precious religious liberties, securing our Nation’s borders, and combating the opioid crisis. During National American History and Founders Month, we celebrate the vibrant American spirit that drives our Nation to remarkable heights. Our Nation’s patriots and heroes have always been guided by the belief that America must shine brightly out into the world. Indeed, this conviction has been at the forefront of the American experiment since our founding. This month, we acknowledge the tremendous strides we have made as a people and recognize that our democracy’s survival is dependent upon a well-informed electorate. To ensure the success of our future generations, we pledge to continue to build a more educated citizenry. We heed the warning of President Ronald Reagan that ‘‘freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.’’ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 To continue safeguarding our freedom, we must develop a deeper understanding of our American story. Studying our country’s founding documents and exploring our unique history—both the achievements and challenges— is indispensable to the future success of our great Nation. For more than two centuries, the American experiment in self-government has been the antithesis to tyranny, and our Constitution has secured the blessings of liberty. From the triumphs of war to the victories of the Civil Rights Movement to placing the first ever man on the moon 50 years ago, our Nation has time and again exhibited an unparalleled ability to achieve extraordinary feats. To continue to advance liberty and prosperity, we must ensure the next generation of leaders is steeped in the proud history of our country. On this inaugural National American History and Founders Month, I encourage all citizens to reflect upon the defining tenets that have always united us as Americans, while also taking time to honor those who have contributed to the great story of our country. As Americans, may we forever strive to preserve their legacy for generations to come. 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 November 2019 as National American History and Founders Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD2.SGM 05NOD2 59700 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first 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. 2019–24277 Filed 11–4–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD2.SGM 05NOD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[FR Doc No: 2019-24277]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9958 of October 31, 2019

                
National American History and Founders Month, 
                2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Over 243 years ago, our Founders gathered in 
                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Independence Hall to 
                sign the Declaration of Independence, enshrining in the 
                heart of every American a bedrock principle that all 
                men are ``endowed by their Creator with certain 
                unalienable Rights.'' Throughout our Nation's history, 
                countless men and women have boldly defended this 
                principle, often making the ultimate sacrifice on 
                battlefields here and in every corner of the world. 
                From overthrowing tyrannical rule in the Revolutionary 
                War to liberating Europe from Nazi control during World 
                War II, the United States will always remain steadfast 
                in our dedication to promoting liberty and justice over 
                the evil forces of oppression and indignity. This same 
                truth fuels us in our efforts to confront the 
                challenges that face our citizens here at home, 
                including protecting precious religious liberties, 
                securing our Nation's borders, and combating the opioid 
                crisis. During National American History and Founders 
                Month, we celebrate the vibrant American spirit that 
                drives our Nation to remarkable heights.

                Our Nation's patriots and heroes have always been 
                guided by the belief that America must shine brightly 
                out into the world. Indeed, this conviction has been at 
                the forefront of the American experiment since our 
                founding. This month, we acknowledge the tremendous 
                strides we have made as a people and recognize that our 
                democracy's survival is dependent upon a well-informed 
                electorate. To ensure the success of our future 
                generations, we pledge to continue to build a more 
                educated citizenry. We heed the warning of President 
                Ronald Reagan that ``freedom is never more than one 
                generation away from extinction.''

                To continue safeguarding our freedom, we must develop a 
                deeper understanding of our American story. Studying 
                our country's founding documents and exploring our 
                unique history--both the achievements and challenges--
                is indispensable to the future success of our great 
                Nation. For more than two centuries, the American 
                experiment in self-government has been the antithesis 
                to tyranny, and our Constitution has secured the 
                blessings of liberty. From the triumphs of war to the 
                victories of the Civil Rights Movement to placing the 
                first ever man on the moon 50 years ago, our Nation has 
                time and again exhibited an unparalleled ability to 
                achieve extraordinary feats. To continue to advance 
                liberty and prosperity, we must ensure the next 
                generation of leaders is steeped in the proud history 
                of our country.

                On this inaugural National American History and 
                Founders Month, I encourage all citizens to reflect 
                upon the defining tenets that have always united us as 
                Americans, while also taking time to honor those who 
                have contributed to the great story of our country. As 
                Americans, may we forever strive to preserve their 
                legacy for generations to come.

                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 November 2019 as 
                National American History and Founders Month. I call 
                upon the people of the United States to observe this 
                month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

[[Page 59700]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first 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. 2019-24277
Filed 11-4-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P