Armed Forces Day, 2020, 30585-30586 [2020-10992]

Download as PDF 30585 Federal Register Presidential Documents Vol. 85, No. 98 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10034 of May 15, 2020 The President Armed Forces Day, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation. On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world. Throughout our Nation’s history, our Armed Forces have protected our country, our liberty, and our founding principles. Earlier this month, we marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when United States and Allied forces liberated Europe and North Africa from tyranny and oppression. The courageous actions of these heroes will stand always as monuments to the very best of our Nation. Today, many of our service members have been called into action on the home front to aid in our fight against a new type of enemy—the coronavirus. Our Guardsmen, engineers, logisticians, and medical service members have provided critical lifesaving treatment, protective equipment, facilities, and other vital services and provisions quickly and efficiently to those in need. In March, I was honored as Commander in Chief to salute those aboard the USNS Comfort as these heroes set sail from the shores of Norfolk, Virginia, to bring aid and comfort to people in need of care in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. As they have shown throughout this crisis, working to ease the burdens on healthcare workers and first responders, our Armed Forces can adapt to any challenge and succeed in any mission. My Administration will always remain committed to ensuring our Nation has the strongest and most advanced military in the world. We owe it to our warriors to ensure that we provide them with the necessary training and equipment to meet current and future challenges. Since I took office, we have invested a historic $2.2 trillion in the United States military, purchasing the finest American-made planes, missiles, rockets, ships, and other pieces of military equipment. Additionally, last year, I was proud to sign into law legislation that provided a 3.1 percent pay raise for our troops—the largest pay raise for our military men and women in a decade— in recognition of their unparalleled duty, honor, courage, and commitment. This year, we also celebrate the historic creation of the United States Space Force, the first new military branch since the establishment of the United States Air Force more than 70 years ago. We recognize that to combat the evolving threats of a 21st-century world, we must look to the newest warfighting domain and address malign activities in space. America’s leadership in space is unparalleled, and with the addition of the United States Space Force, we are now even better positioned to meet the evolving threats in this emerging frontier of technology, exploration, and discovery. Approximately 16,000 military and civilian personnel have already been assigned to the Space Force, embarking on their mission to organize, train, and equip these new fighters responsible for protecting the United States and allied interests in the vast domain of space. 30586 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Presidential Documents Today, and every day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the millions of American patriots who fill the ranks of our Armed Forces. We are eternally grateful for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, and member of the Space Force, and we deeply appreciate the sacrifices their families and loved ones make on our behalf. As one Nation, we pledge to always honor this service and this devotion given to our great country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, continuing the tradition of my predecessors in office, do hereby proclaim the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces Day. I invite the Governors of the States and Territories and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to provide for the observance of Armed Forces Day within their jurisdiction each year in an appropriate manner designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of the United States. I also invite veterans, civic, and other organizations to join in the observance of Armed Forces Day each year. Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag of the United States at their homes and businesses on Armed Forces Day, and I urge citizens to learn more about military service by attending and participating in the local observances of the day. Proclamation 9892 of May 17, 2019, is hereby superseded. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth 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. [FR Doc. 2020–10992 Filed 5–19–20; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 30585-30586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10992]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10034 of May 15, 2020

                
Armed Forces Day, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in 
                the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth's 
                atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation's Armed 
                Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready 
                to selflessly defend our Nation. On Armed Forces Day, 
                we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables 
                our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and 
                hope for the world.

                Throughout our Nation's history, our Armed Forces have 
                protected our country, our liberty, and our founding 
                principles. Earlier this month, we marked the 75th 
                anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when United 
                States and Allied forces liberated Europe and North 
                Africa from tyranny and oppression. The courageous 
                actions of these heroes will stand always as monuments 
                to the very best of our Nation. Today, many of our 
                service members have been called into action on the 
                home front to aid in our fight against a new type of 
                enemy--the coronavirus. Our Guardsmen, engineers, 
                logisticians, and medical service members have provided 
                critical lifesaving treatment, protective equipment, 
                facilities, and other vital services and provisions 
                quickly and efficiently to those in need. In March, I 
                was honored as Commander in Chief to salute those 
                aboard the USNS Comfort as these heroes set sail from 
                the shores of Norfolk, Virginia, to bring aid and 
                comfort to people in need of care in New York, New 
                Jersey, and Connecticut. As they have shown throughout 
                this crisis, working to ease the burdens on healthcare 
                workers and first responders, our Armed Forces can 
                adapt to any challenge and succeed in any mission.

                My Administration will always remain committed to 
                ensuring our Nation has the strongest and most advanced 
                military in the world. We owe it to our warriors to 
                ensure that we provide them with the necessary training 
                and equipment to meet current and future challenges. 
                Since I took office, we have invested a historic $2.2 
                trillion in the United States military, purchasing the 
                finest American-made planes, missiles, rockets, ships, 
                and other pieces of military equipment. Additionally, 
                last year, I was proud to sign into law legislation 
                that provided a 3.1 percent pay raise for our troops--
                the largest pay raise for our military men and women in 
                a decade--in recognition of their unparalleled duty, 
                honor, courage, and commitment.

                This year, we also celebrate the historic creation of 
                the United States Space Force, the first new military 
                branch since the establishment of the United States Air 
                Force more than 70 years ago. We recognize that to 
                combat the evolving threats of a 21st-century world, we 
                must look to the newest warfighting domain and address 
                malign activities in space. America's leadership in 
                space is unparalleled, and with the addition of the 
                United States Space Force, we are now even better 
                positioned to meet the evolving threats in this 
                emerging frontier of technology, exploration, and 
                discovery. Approximately 16,000 military and civilian 
                personnel have already been assigned to the Space 
                Force, embarking on their mission to organize, train, 
                and equip these new fighters responsible for protecting 
                the United States and allied interests in the vast 
                domain of space.

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                Today, and every day, we reaffirm our unwavering 
                support for the millions of American patriots who fill 
                the ranks of our Armed Forces. We are eternally 
                grateful for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, 
                Coast Guardsman, and member of the Space Force, and we 
                deeply appreciate the sacrifices their families and 
                loved ones make on our behalf. As one Nation, we pledge 
                to always honor this service and this devotion given to 
                our great country.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the 
                Armed Forces of the United States, continuing the 
                tradition of my predecessors in office, do hereby 
                proclaim the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces 
                Day.

                I invite the Governors of the States and Territories 
                and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the 
                United States, to provide for the observance of Armed 
                Forces Day within their jurisdiction each year in an 
                appropriate manner designed to increase public 
                understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of 
                the United States. I also invite veterans, civic, and 
                other organizations to join in the observance of Armed 
                Forces Day each year.

                Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag 
                of the United States at their homes and businesses on 
                Armed Forces Day, and I urge citizens to learn more 
                about military service by attending and participating 
                in the local observances of the day.

                Proclamation 9892 of May 17, 2019, is hereby 
                superseded.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth 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.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2020-10992
Filed 5-19-20; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P