National Maritime Day, 2020, 31927-31928 [2020-11538]

Download as PDF 31927 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 102 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10038 of May 21, 2020 The President National Maritime Day, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since the founding of our great Nation, we have relied on merchant mariners to deliver goods to market and strengthen our national security. On National Maritime Day, we recognize the United States Merchant Marine for all it does to facilitate our commerce and protect our interests at sea. Our Nation’s merchant mariners enable peaceful trade with countries around the world and provide vital sealift support to our Armed Forces. Whether on the ocean or our inland waterways, merchant mariners support our economy by transporting billions of dollars of imported and exported goods. These men and women also sail bravely into combat zones to deliver supplies and weapons to our military men and women, playing a critical role in the success of their mission. This year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, we pay tribute to the United States merchant mariners who served as the ‘‘Fourth Arm of Defense’’ for our Nation during the war. Earlier this year, I was proud to sign into law long-overdue legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the valiant civilian merchant mariners who maintained critical supply lines to our overseas troops and allies during the Second World War. Many of these mariners endured brutal attacks from German U–boats, and more than 6,000 of them perished at sea or were held as prisoners of war. This number includes 142 students of the United States Merchant Marine Academy—distinguishing it as the only one of the five service academies authorized to carry a battle standard. As we remember the tremendous sacrifices of the World War II merchant mariners, we also continue to honor the present-day citizen mariners who make up our Nation’s world-class Merchant Marine. Today, we pay tribute to their expertise, patriotism, and dedication to serving our country and ensuring our national security. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 20, 1933, has designated May 22 of each year as ‘‘National Maritime Day’’ to commemorate the first transoceanic voyage by a steamship in 1819 by the S.S. Savannah. By this resolution, the Congress has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation calling for its appropriate observance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2020, as National Maritime Day. I call upon the people of the United States to mark this observance and to display the flag of the United States at their homes and in their communities. I also request that all ships sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27MYD0.SGM 27MYD0 31928 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first 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 fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2020–11538 Filed 5–26–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27MYD0.SGM 27MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11538]



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Vol. 85

Wednesday,

No. 102

May 27, 2020

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 10038--National Maritime Day, 2020



Proclamation 10039--Honoring the Victims of the Novel Coronavirus 
Pandemic



Proclamation 10040--Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10038 of May 21, 2020

                
National Maritime Day, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since the founding of our great Nation, we have relied 
                on merchant mariners to deliver goods to market and 
                strengthen our national security. On National Maritime 
                Day, we recognize the United States Merchant Marine for 
                all it does to facilitate our commerce and protect our 
                interests at sea.

                Our Nation's merchant mariners enable peaceful trade 
                with countries around the world and provide vital 
                sealift support to our Armed Forces. Whether on the 
                ocean or our inland waterways, merchant mariners 
                support our economy by transporting billions of dollars 
                of imported and exported goods. These men and women 
                also sail bravely into combat zones to deliver supplies 
                and weapons to our military men and women, playing a 
                critical role in the success of their mission.

                This year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 
                end of World War II, we pay tribute to the United 
                States merchant mariners who served as the ``Fourth Arm 
                of Defense'' for our Nation during the war. Earlier 
                this year, I was proud to sign into law long-overdue 
                legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 
                the valiant civilian merchant mariners who maintained 
                critical supply lines to our overseas troops and allies 
                during the Second World War. Many of these mariners 
                endured brutal attacks from German U-boats, and more 
                than 6,000 of them perished at sea or were held as 
                prisoners of war. This number includes 142 students of 
                the United States Merchant Marine Academy--
                distinguishing it as the only one of the five service 
                academies authorized to carry a battle standard.

                As we remember the tremendous sacrifices of the World 
                War II merchant mariners, we also continue to honor the 
                present-day citizen mariners who make up our Nation's 
                world-class Merchant Marine. Today, we pay tribute to 
                their expertise, patriotism, and dedication to serving 
                our country and ensuring our national security.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 20, 
                1933, has designated May 22 of each year as ``National 
                Maritime Day'' to commemorate the first transoceanic 
                voyage by a steamship in 1819 by the S.S. Savannah. By 
                this resolution, the Congress has authorized and 
                requested the President to issue annually a 
                proclamation calling for its appropriate observance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 
                2020, as National Maritime Day. I call upon the people 
                of the United States to mark this observance and to 
                display the flag of the United States at their homes 
                and in their communities. I also request that all ships 
                sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-first 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. 2020-11538
Filed 5-26-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P