Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2020, 26585-26586 [2020-09642]

Download as PDF 26585 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 86 Monday, May 4, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10016 of April 29, 2020 The President Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our Nation’s history, Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have made significant contributions to every aspect of our society, from business and politics to literature and the arts. Their accomplishments have enriched our Nation and stand as a testament to the power of the American Dream. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the indelible mark these individuals have left on our culture and pay tribute to the myriad ways in which they continue to strengthen our Nation. One story among many that exemplifies the values of intelligence, hard work, and determination that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to our Nation is that of An Wang, a Chinese American and pioneer in electronics engineering who helped shape the tech revolution during the latter half of the 20th century as an entrepreneur and innovator. An exceptionally skilled inventor and forward-thinking businessman, Wang held 40 patents and founded Wang Laboratories, one of the most successful American technology companies during the 1980s. Wang Laboratories’ products became essential equipment in offices throughout the United States, helping bolster a thriving American economy. Wang also generously gave back to his community, donating his time and resources to the arts, hospitals, higher education, and cultural institutions. The United States also remains committed to strengthening our ongoing relationships with our Asian and Pacific partners. Last year, I was proud to stand alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Houston, Texas, and earlier this year I made my first official visit to India as a demonstration of our Nation’s enduring friendship with one of the world’s largest and most diverse countries. During this historic visit, I had the honor of speaking about the importance of the relationship between our two countries before more than 110,000 Indian citizens. The visit also reaffirmed that India and the United States are committed to building a comprehensive global strategic partnership grounded in shared interests and common purpose, benefitting both of our countries. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 This month, we recognize the more than 20 million Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who make irreplaceable contributions to our Nation’s economy, security, and culture. We are especially grateful for those who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces, and those serving their communities as first responders. Together, we will continue to live out the promise of our founding and build a better future for all Americans. 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 May 2020 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Congress, by Public Law 102–450, as amended, has also designated the month of May each year as ‘‘Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.’’ I encourage all Americans to learn more about those of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD0.SGM 04MYD0 26586 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Presidential Documents Islander heritage and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2020–09642 Filed 5–1–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD0.SGM 04MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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Proclamation 10016--Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 
2020



Proclamation 10017--Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020



Proclamation 10018--Law Day, U.S.A., 2020



Executive Order 13919--Ordering the Selected Reserve of the Armed 
Forces to Active Duty


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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10016 of April 29, 2020

                
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage 
                Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout our Nation's history, Americans of Asian and 
                Pacific Islander descent have made significant 
                contributions to every aspect of our society, from 
                business and politics to literature and the arts. Their 
                accomplishments have enriched our Nation and stand as a 
                testament to the power of the American Dream. During 
                Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we 
                celebrate the indelible mark these individuals have 
                left on our culture and pay tribute to the myriad ways 
                in which they continue to strengthen our Nation.

                One story among many that exemplifies the values of 
                intelligence, hard work, and determination that Asian 
                Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to our 
                Nation is that of An Wang, a Chinese American and 
                pioneer in electronics engineering who helped shape the 
                tech revolution during the latter half of the 20th 
                century as an entrepreneur and innovator. An 
                exceptionally skilled inventor and forward-thinking 
                businessman, Wang held 40 patents and founded Wang 
                Laboratories, one of the most successful American 
                technology companies during the 1980s. Wang 
                Laboratories' products became essential equipment in 
                offices throughout the United States, helping bolster a 
                thriving American economy. Wang also generously gave 
                back to his community, donating his time and resources 
                to the arts, hospitals, higher education, and cultural 
                institutions.

                The United States also remains committed to 
                strengthening our ongoing relationships with our Asian 
                and Pacific partners. Last year, I was proud to stand 
                alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an 
                event in Houston, Texas, and earlier this year I made 
                my first official visit to India as a demonstration of 
                our Nation's enduring friendship with one of the 
                world's largest and most diverse countries. During this 
                historic visit, I had the honor of speaking about the 
                importance of the relationship between our two 
                countries before more than 110,000 Indian citizens. The 
                visit also reaffirmed that India and the United States 
                are committed to building a comprehensive global 
                strategic partnership grounded in shared interests and 
                common purpose, benefitting both of our countries.

                This month, we recognize the more than 20 million 
                Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who 
                make irreplaceable contributions to our Nation's 
                economy, security, and culture. We are especially 
                grateful for those who have served and are currently 
                serving in our Armed Forces, and those serving their 
                communities as first responders. Together, we will 
                continue to live out the promise of our founding and 
                build a better future for all Americans.

                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 May 2020 as Asian 
                American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The 
                Congress, by Public Law 102-450, as amended, has also 
                designated the month of May each year as ``Asian/
                Pacific American Heritage Month.'' I encourage all 
                Americans to learn more about those of Asian American, 
                Native Hawaiian, and Pacific

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                Islander heritage and to observe this month with 
                appropriate programs and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-09642
Filed 5-1-20; 11:15 am]
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