National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2021, 50981-50982 [2021-19920]

Download as PDF 50981 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 175 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Title 3— Proclamation 10251 of September 9, 2021 The President National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2021 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Twenty years ago, our Nation was forever changed. On September 11, 2001, as ordinary people started their days in Manhattan, Shanksville, and Arlington, cowardly acts born out of twisted hate stole 2,977 innocent lives, devastating families and communities. People across the world were shocked by the cruelty and horror of the terrorist act, even as they were inspired by the bravery of the first responders. Two decades have passed since that day of terror, yet the trauma, the pain, and the quest for justice— both personal and collective—still haunt our memories. Planes piercing buildings. Smoke filling skies. Towers turning to dust. The injured fleeing to safety. The heroes rushing toward danger. During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we honor those who lost their lives on September 11—lives that will never be forgotten. We also commemorate the humanity and selfless sacrifice of the first responders, service members, and ordinary citizens who banded together to rescue survivors and build a community of support around those who suffered unimaginable loss. Even as we continue to recover from this tragedy, we know for certain that there is nothing that America cannot overcome. Through sorrow, with God’s help, we find strength. Through remembrance, in God’s mercy, we find healing. We move forward with resolve, forever cherishing the memories of the souls who perished that day. The seeds of chaos, planted that September by those who wished to harm us, blossomed instead into fields of hope for a brighter future. A new generation of patriots—many of whom were just children on that bright September morning, some of whom had not yet been born—now serve in our Armed Forces, as law enforcement officers and firefighters, as paramedics, in the halls of our Federal buildings, and beyond, determined to build our country back better, safer, and more united. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with PROC - DO During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we solemnly reflect on the freedom and tolerance that are part of our American character. We commit to preserving the memories of our fallen loved ones with the same tenacity with which we uphold the American values that are the root of our strength. We pray for the victims and all those who still mourn their loss. May the power of prayer bring comfort, and may God bless the United States of America. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 September 10, 2021, through September 12, 2021, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that people of the United States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. I invite people around the world to participate in this commemoration. I invite the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED0.SGM 14SED0 50982 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Presidential Documents I join all people of faith in prayers for spiritual guidance, mercy, and protection. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortysixth. [FR Doc. 2021–19920 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED0.SGM 14SED0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with PROC - DO Billing code 3295–F1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 14, 2021)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 50981-50982]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19920]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10251 of September 9, 2021

                
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2021

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Twenty years ago, our Nation was forever changed. On 
                September 11, 2001, as ordinary people started their 
                days in Manhattan, Shanksville, and Arlington, cowardly 
                acts born out of twisted hate stole 2,977 innocent 
                lives, devastating families and communities. People 
                across the world were shocked by the cruelty and horror 
                of the terrorist act, even as they were inspired by the 
                bravery of the first responders. Two decades have 
                passed since that day of terror, yet the trauma, the 
                pain, and the quest for justice--both personal and 
                collective--still haunt our memories. Planes piercing 
                buildings. Smoke filling skies. Towers turning to dust. 
                The injured fleeing to safety. The heroes rushing 
                toward danger.

                During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we 
                honor those who lost their lives on September 11--lives 
                that will never be forgotten. We also commemorate the 
                humanity and selfless sacrifice of the first 
                responders, service members, and ordinary citizens who 
                banded together to rescue survivors and build a 
                community of support around those who suffered 
                unimaginable loss. Even as we continue to recover from 
                this tragedy, we know for certain that there is nothing 
                that America cannot overcome. Through sorrow, with 
                God's help, we find strength. Through remembrance, in 
                God's mercy, we find healing. We move forward with 
                resolve, forever cherishing the memories of the souls 
                who perished that day.

                The seeds of chaos, planted that September by those who 
                wished to harm us, blossomed instead into fields of 
                hope for a brighter future. A new generation of 
                patriots--many of whom were just children on that 
                bright September morning, some of whom had not yet been 
                born--now serve in our Armed Forces, as law enforcement 
                officers and firefighters, as paramedics, in the halls 
                of our Federal buildings, and beyond, determined to 
                build our country back better, safer, and more united.

                During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 
                we solemnly reflect on the freedom and tolerance that 
                are part of our American character. We commit to 
                preserving the memories of our fallen loved ones with 
                the same tenacity with which we uphold the American 
                values that are the root of our strength. We pray for 
                the victims and all those who still mourn their loss. 
                May the power of prayer bring comfort, and may God 
                bless the United States of America.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 September 10, 
                2021, through September 12, 2021, as National Days of 
                Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that people of the United 
                States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 
                2001, and their loved ones through prayer, 
                contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of 
                memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight 
                remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities. I invite people around the world to 
                participate in this commemoration. I invite the 
                citizens of our Nation to give thanks, in accordance 
                with their own faiths and consciences, for our many 
                freedoms and blessings, and

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                I join all people of faith in prayers for spiritual 
                guidance, mercy, and protection.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                sixth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2021-19920
Filed 9-13-21; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F1-P