Veterans Day, 2019, 61811-61812 [2019-24793]

Download as PDF 61811 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 219 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9963 of November 7, 2019 The President Veterans Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom. Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day. We are forever thankful for the many heroes among us who have bravely fought around the world to protect us all. As Americans, it is our sacred duty to care for and support those who have shown courage and conviction in selfless service to our country. Safeguarding the health and welfare of our Nation’s veterans has been a top priority for my Administration. Last year, I was proud to sign into law the VA MISSION Act, the most significant reform to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in more than 50 years. This historic legislation allows veterans to seek timely care from trusted providers within their communities. In 2018, I also signed the largest funding bill for the VA in history, securing $8.6 billion for veterans’ mental health services, $400 million for opioid abuse prevention, and $270 million for rural veterans’ health initiatives. Further, I recently signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education to discharge some types of Federal student loans owed by totally and permanently disabled veterans. We also must not forget or forsake our veterans in times of distress as they transition to civilian life. That is why I signed an Executive Order in March addressing veteran suicide, a solemn crisis that requires urgent national action. Through this step, we launched the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), which is bringing together all levels of government and the private sector to improve the quality of life for our veterans, identify and assist veterans in need, and turn the tide on this tragic crisis. Time after time, throughout the history of our Republic, veterans have defended our way of life with integrity, dedication, and distinction. In respectful recognition of the contributions our service members have made to advance peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans. As Commander in Chief of our heroic Armed Forces, I humbly thank our veterans and their families for their willingness to answer the call of duty and for their unwavering love of country. Today, we pledge always to fight for those who have fought for us, our veterans, who represent the best of America. They deserve our prayers, our unending support, and our eternal gratitude. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2019, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13NOD0.SGM 13NOD0 61812 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Presidential Documents States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, 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. 2019–24793 Filed 11–12–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13NOD0.SGM 13NOD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Vol. 84

Wednesday,

No. 219

November 13, 2019

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9963--Veterans Day, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9963 of November 7, 2019

                
Veterans Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, 
                sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our 
                Nation's veterans who have proudly worn our country's 
                uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As 
                we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the 
                brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully 
                worked to defend the United States and our freedom. 
                Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the 
                respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and 
                every day. We are forever thankful for the many heroes 
                among us who have bravely fought around the world to 
                protect us all.

                As Americans, it is our sacred duty to care for and 
                support those who have shown courage and conviction in 
                selfless service to our country. Safeguarding the 
                health and welfare of our Nation's veterans has been a 
                top priority for my Administration. Last year, I was 
                proud to sign into law the VA MISSION Act, the most 
                significant reform to the Department of Veterans 
                Affairs (VA) in more than 50 years. This historic 
                legislation allows veterans to seek timely care from 
                trusted providers within their communities. In 2018, I 
                also signed the largest funding bill for the VA in 
                history, securing $8.6 billion for veterans' mental 
                health services, $400 million for opioid abuse 
                prevention, and $270 million for rural veterans' health 
                initiatives. Further, I recently signed a Presidential 
                Memorandum directing the Department of Education to 
                discharge some types of Federal student loans owed by 
                totally and permanently disabled veterans.

                We also must not forget or forsake our veterans in 
                times of distress as they transition to civilian life. 
                That is why I signed an Executive Order in March 
                addressing veteran suicide, a solemn crisis that 
                requires urgent national action. Through this step, we 
                launched the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans 
                and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), which 
                is bringing together all levels of government and the 
                private sector to improve the quality of life for our 
                veterans, identify and assist veterans in need, and 
                turn the tide on this tragic crisis.

                Time after time, throughout the history of our 
                Republic, veterans have defended our way of life with 
                integrity, dedication, and distinction. In respectful 
                recognition of the contributions our service members 
                have made to advance peace and freedom around the 
                world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) 
                that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a 
                legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans. As 
                Commander in Chief of our heroic Armed Forces, I humbly 
                thank our veterans and their families for their 
                willingness to answer the call of duty and for their 
                unwavering love of country. Today, we pledge always to 
                fight for those who have fought for us, our veterans, 
                who represent the best of America. They deserve our 
                prayers, our unending support, and our eternal 
                gratitude.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 
                11, 2019, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans 
                through public ceremonies and private thoughts and 
                prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local 
                officials to display the flag of the United

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                States and to participate in patriotic activities in 
                their communities. I call on all Americans, including 
                civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, 
                schools, and communities to support this day with 
                commemorative expressions and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of November, 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. 2019-24793
Filed 11-12-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P