Military Spouse Day, 2020, 28469-28470 [2020-10314]

Download as PDF 28469 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 92 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10029 of May 7, 2020 The President Military Spouse Day, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Military spouses, who stand alongside our men and women in uniform, share in our service members’ heroic endeavors through selfless service, immeasurable contributions, and noble sacrifices. Through their dedication to their loved ones, military spouses support the mission of our Armed Forces to defend our Nation and preserve our liberty. On Military Spouse Day, we pay tribute to these extraordinary individuals who strengthen and enrich our fighting forces, our communities, and our Republic. The abiding capacity of our Nation’s military spouses to balance the many demands of military life reflects their unwavering spirit, fortitude, and grace. They support loved ones who have answered our country’s call to duty, raise children far from extended family, and invest in their communities through volunteer service. At the same time, demonstrating their loyal devotion to a cause greater than self, many of them pursue their own educational and career goals and routinely face the stress and uncertainty of frequent moves, as well as the heartache and loneliness of deployment. Their individual stories, interests, and talents are unique, but military spouses share the common bonds of selflessness, strength of character, and faithfulness to a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, or member of the Space Force. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 Our Nation’s military spouses bring considerable talent, expertise, and experience to the workplace, and their employment is critical to military recruitment, retention, and readiness. My Administration recognizes that our military spouses face unique obstacles in obtaining and retaining employment. Occupational licensing requirements disproportionally affect them; they earn substantially less than other labor market participants earn; and they currently face an elevated unemployment rate. To help solve this problem, last December, I signed into law legislation that changed residency requirements to allow military spouses to retain their State of residency for business purposes, eliminating the long and expensive process of having to re-register their business following a change in duty station. This legislation also doubled the reimbursement amount for occupational licensing and recertification costs from $500 to $1,000 for military spouses who have a permanent change of station, helping to defray costs for those who work in fields that require documentation. My Administration is also working with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to help create meaningful jobs, careers, and economic empowerment for military spouses. Through the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership program, we have secured commitments from more than 400 American companies and 13 Federal agencies to recruit, hire, train, retrain, and support military spouses. Additionally, last year, we held two business summits at the White House that resulted in participating companies pledging to work to improve military employment opportunities for military spouses. These patriotic employers are making efforts to review and reduce requirements for certain jobs, partner with other companies to assist with job relocation after a change in duty station, and educate managers on the lifestyle of military spouses and the challenges they face. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 92 (Tuesday, May 12, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Vol. 85

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May 12, 2020

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The President





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Proclamation 10029--Military Spouse Day, 2020



Executive Order 13921--Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and 
Economic Growth


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10029 of May 7, 2020

                
Military Spouse Day, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Military spouses, who stand alongside our men and women 
                in uniform, share in our service members' heroic 
                endeavors through selfless service, immeasurable 
                contributions, and noble sacrifices. Through their 
                dedication to their loved ones, military spouses 
                support the mission of our Armed Forces to defend our 
                Nation and preserve our liberty. On Military Spouse 
                Day, we pay tribute to these extraordinary individuals 
                who strengthen and enrich our fighting forces, our 
                communities, and our Republic.

                The abiding capacity of our Nation's military spouses 
                to balance the many demands of military life reflects 
                their unwavering spirit, fortitude, and grace. They 
                support loved ones who have answered our country's call 
                to duty, raise children far from extended family, and 
                invest in their communities through volunteer service. 
                At the same time, demonstrating their loyal devotion to 
                a cause greater than self, many of them pursue their 
                own educational and career goals and routinely face the 
                stress and uncertainty of frequent moves, as well as 
                the heartache and loneliness of deployment. Their 
                individual stories, interests, and talents are unique, 
                but military spouses share the common bonds of 
                selflessness, strength of character, and faithfulness 
                to a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, 
                or member of the Space Force.

                Our Nation's military spouses bring considerable 
                talent, expertise, and experience to the workplace, and 
                their employment is critical to military recruitment, 
                retention, and readiness. My Administration recognizes 
                that our military spouses face unique obstacles in 
                obtaining and retaining employment. Occupational 
                licensing requirements disproportionally affect them; 
                they earn substantially less than other labor market 
                participants earn; and they currently face an elevated 
                unemployment rate. To help solve this problem, last 
                December, I signed into law legislation that changed 
                residency requirements to allow military spouses to 
                retain their State of residency for business purposes, 
                eliminating the long and expensive process of having to 
                re-register their business following a change in duty 
                station. This legislation also doubled the 
                reimbursement amount for occupational licensing and 
                recertification costs from $500 to $1,000 for military 
                spouses who have a permanent change of station, helping 
                to defray costs for those who work in fields that 
                require documentation.

                My Administration is also working with the private, 
                public, and non-profit sectors to help create 
                meaningful jobs, careers, and economic empowerment for 
                military spouses. Through the Department of Defense's 
                Military Spouse Employment Partnership program, we have 
                secured commitments from more than 400 American 
                companies and 13 Federal agencies to recruit, hire, 
                train, retrain, and support military spouses. 
                Additionally, last year, we held two business summits 
                at the White House that resulted in participating 
                companies pledging to work to improve military 
                employment opportunities for military spouses. These 
                patriotic employers are making efforts to review and 
                reduce requirements for certain jobs, partner with 
                other companies to assist with job relocation after a 
                change in duty station, and educate managers on the 
                lifestyle of military spouses and the challenges they 
                face.

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                Today, we salute the spirit and patriotism of the 
                exceptional women and men who serve as military spouses 
                and embody the best of America. Military spouses are 
                among our country's unsung heroes, serving as the heart 
                of the home front and providing tremendous strength to 
                our Armed Forces. On this Military Spouse Day, the 
                First Lady and I urge our fellow Americans to extend 
                sincere gratitude to our Nation's incredible military 
                spouses.

                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 8, 2020, as 
                Military Spouse Day. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to honor military spouses with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of May, 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. 2020-10314
Filed 5-11-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P