Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2022, 17937-17938 [2022-06727]

Download as PDF 17937 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 60 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10352 of March 24, 2022 The President Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In forming a Government that reflected the burgeoning spirit of America and united our young Nation around the core principles of liberty, justice, and the rule of law, our Founders looked to the birthplace of democracy— Greece. Decades after the American Revolution, the people of Greece came together to bravely affirm their commitment to democracy and declare their own independence from the Ottoman Empire. Today, as we mark the anniversary of Greek independence, we honor our countries’ deep and historic bond—forged in the struggle for liberty and self-governance—and the many contributions of the modern Hellenic Republic which promote international peace and stability and uphold our shared values. The Greek bicentennial in 2021 was a year of celebration for Greece, for the Greek American community, and for the strong bilateral relationship between our two nations. The seeds of friendship planted long ago continue to bear fruit for both our people, with Greece and the United States standing together to defend democracy around the world. A crucial ally in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Greece promotes peace and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Western Balkans regions, and the United States is grateful for Greece’s continuing hospitality to the United States Naval Support Activity Souda Bay on Crete. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC1 Greece and the United States are standing together to confront the challenges of our time, from meeting the climate crisis and diversifying the region’s energy resources to proving that democracies deliver for our people and pushing back against the growing threat of authoritarianism. Through our ongoing Strategic Dialogue, Greece and the United States have increased cooperation across a range of critical issues, and last year’s update to our Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement will boost our defense and security cooperation for years to come. The deep political and historical bonds that unite Greece and the United States are further reinforced by strong ties of family and affection and by the estimated 3 million Americans of Greek descent across our Nation. Throughout my career, I have seen firsthand the courage and determination of the Greek American community, and these qualities have been an invaluable source of strength to our Nation over the past year. Greek Americans have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID–19 pandemic and our efforts to vaccinate the world. And last November, as Greek Americans proudly celebrated the construction of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in Manhattan 20 years after the original church structure had been destroyed in the September 11th terrorist attacks, they embodied our shared values of perseverance, resilience, and hope for the future. As Greece and the United States look forward to what the next 200 years of partnership will bring, I am confident that our nations and our people will meet every challenge together. On this day, we recommit to the hard work ahead, to fortifying our democracies, and to reaffirming our ironclad friendship. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29MRD0.SGM 29MRD0 17938 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Presidential Documents 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 March 25, 2022, as Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2022–06727 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29MRD0.SGM 29MRD0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC1 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17937-17938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06727]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 17937]]

                Proclamation 10352 of March 24, 2022

                
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of 
                Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In forming a Government that reflected the burgeoning 
                spirit of America and united our young Nation around 
                the core principles of liberty, justice, and the rule 
                of law, our Founders looked to the birthplace of 
                democracy--Greece. Decades after the American 
                Revolution, the people of Greece came together to 
                bravely affirm their commitment to democracy and 
                declare their own independence from the Ottoman Empire. 
                Today, as we mark the anniversary of Greek 
                independence, we honor our countries' deep and historic 
                bond--forged in the struggle for liberty and self-
                governance--and the many contributions of the modern 
                Hellenic Republic which promote international peace and 
                stability and uphold our shared values.

                The Greek bicentennial in 2021 was a year of 
                celebration for Greece, for the Greek American 
                community, and for the strong bilateral relationship 
                between our two nations. The seeds of friendship 
                planted long ago continue to bear fruit for both our 
                people, with Greece and the United States standing 
                together to defend democracy around the world. A 
                crucial ally in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 
                Greece promotes peace and prosperity in the Eastern 
                Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Western Balkans regions, 
                and the United States is grateful for Greece's 
                continuing hospitality to the United States Naval 
                Support Activity Souda Bay on Crete.

                Greece and the United States are standing together to 
                confront the challenges of our time, from meeting the 
                climate crisis and diversifying the region's energy 
                resources to proving that democracies deliver for our 
                people and pushing back against the growing threat of 
                authoritarianism. Through our ongoing Strategic 
                Dialogue, Greece and the United States have increased 
                cooperation across a range of critical issues, and last 
                year's update to our Mutual Defense Cooperation 
                Agreement will boost our defense and security 
                cooperation for years to come.

                The deep political and historical bonds that unite 
                Greece and the United States are further reinforced by 
                strong ties of family and affection and by the 
                estimated 3 million Americans of Greek descent across 
                our Nation. Throughout my career, I have seen firsthand 
                the courage and determination of the Greek American 
                community, and these qualities have been an invaluable 
                source of strength to our Nation over the past year. 
                Greek Americans have been at the forefront of the fight 
                against the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to 
                vaccinate the world. And last November, as Greek 
                Americans proudly celebrated the construction of the 
                Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National 
                Shrine in Manhattan 20 years after the original church 
                structure had been destroyed in the September 11th 
                terrorist attacks, they embodied our shared values of 
                perseverance, resilience, and hope for the future.

                As Greece and the United States look forward to what 
                the next 200 years of partnership will bring, I am 
                confident that our nations and our people will meet 
                every challenge together. On this day, we recommit to 
                the hard work ahead, to fortifying our democracies, and 
                to reaffirming our ironclad friendship.

[[Page 17938]]

                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 March 25, 
                2022, as Greek Independence Day: A National Day of 
                Celebration of Greek and American Democracy. I call 
                upon the people of the United States to observe this 
                day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-06727
Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P