National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2022, 55903-55904 [2022-19876]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2022 / Presidential Documents 55903 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10441 of September 8, 2022 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On September 11, 2001, an act of deliberate evil ripped 2,977 innocent lives from this world in a horrifying attack on our Nation. For 21 years, children have grown up without parents. Parents have grieved lost children. Husbands and wives have had to push forward without their partners by their sides. Families across our country have been left to mark birthdays and milestones with a black hole in their hearts and an empty chair at their tables. In the week after the attacks, as we first observed a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, Americans banded together, consoled one another, and prayed for strength. We saw a true sense of national unity—in our shared resolve, in survivors’ resilience, and in a new generation’s readiness to defend and serve our Nation. In the years since, in New York, Shanksville, at the Pentagon, and all across our country, we have consecrated that day of observance, reflecting on the loved ones we lost, the heroes who rushed into harm’s way, and the courage of so many families who lost a piece of their soul but somehow still found a way to get up and keep going. Their strength is an inspiration. As the quote from Virgil inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero reminds us: ‘‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time.’’ Each year, we have renewed our sacred vow: Never forget. Just weeks ago, we once again demonstrated our resolve and capacity to defend our Nation against threats by delivering justice to the emir of al-Qaeda—a man deeply involved in the terrorist group’s activities, including 9/11 and countless other deadly attacks against Americans. Thanks to the extraordinary persistence and patriotism of our intelligence and counterterrorism communities, the courageous families who lost so much on that searing September day in 2001 will hopefully find some measure of closure. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 2 On these National Days of Prayer to not only honor the memories of of their dreams and to find light in The great and defining truth about never give in. We never back down. and Remembrance, we come together those lost but to build a future worthy darkness and strength in broken places. America is this: We do not break. We 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 9, 2022, through September 11, 2022, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States honor the victims of September 11, 2001 and their loved ones with prayer, contemplation, memorial services and visits, bells, candlelight vigils, and other activities. I invite people around the world to join. I call on the citizens of our Nation to give thanks for our many freedoms and blessings, and I invite all people of faith to join me in asking for God’s continued guidance, mercy, and protection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:43 Sep 12, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13SED1.SGM 13SED1 55904 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2022 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, 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-seventh. [FR Doc. 2022–19876 Filed 9–12–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:43 Sep 12, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13SED1.SGM 13SED1 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 2 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 13, 2022)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10441 of September 8, 2022

                
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On September 11, 2001, an act of deliberate evil ripped 
                2,977 innocent lives from this world in a horrifying 
                attack on our Nation. For 21 years, children have grown 
                up without parents. Parents have grieved lost children. 
                Husbands and wives have had to push forward without 
                their partners by their sides. Families across our 
                country have been left to mark birthdays and milestones 
                with a black hole in their hearts and an empty chair at 
                their tables.

                In the week after the attacks, as we first observed a 
                National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, Americans 
                banded together, consoled one another, and prayed for 
                strength. We saw a true sense of national unity--in our 
                shared resolve, in survivors' resilience, and in a new 
                generation's readiness to defend and serve our Nation. 
                In the years since, in New York, Shanksville, at the 
                Pentagon, and all across our country, we have 
                consecrated that day of observance, reflecting on the 
                loved ones we lost, the heroes who rushed into harm's 
                way, and the courage of so many families who lost a 
                piece of their soul but somehow still found a way to 
                get up and keep going. Their strength is an 
                inspiration.

                As the quote from Virgil inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial 
                at Ground Zero reminds us: ``No day shall erase you 
                from the memory of time.'' Each year, we have renewed 
                our sacred vow: Never forget. Just weeks ago, we once 
                again demonstrated our resolve and capacity to defend 
                our Nation against threats by delivering justice to the 
                emir of al-Qaeda--a man deeply involved in the 
                terrorist group's activities, including 9/11 and 
                countless other deadly attacks against Americans. 
                Thanks to the extraordinary persistence and patriotism 
                of our intelligence and counterterrorism communities, 
                the courageous families who lost so much on that 
                searing September day in 2001 will hopefully find some 
                measure of closure.

                On these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we 
                come together to not only honor the memories of those 
                lost but to build a future worthy of their dreams and 
                to find light in darkness and strength in broken 
                places. The great and defining truth about America is 
                this: We do not break. We never give in. We never back 
                down.

                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 9, 
                2022, through September 11, 2022, as National Days of 
                Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the 
                United States honor the victims of September 11, 2001 
                and their loved ones with prayer, contemplation, 
                memorial services and visits, bells, candlelight 
                vigils, and other activities. I invite people around 
                the world to join. I call on the citizens of our Nation 
                to give thanks for our many freedoms and blessings, and 
                I invite all people of faith to join me in asking for 
                God's continued guidance, mercy, and protection.

[[Page 55904]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of September, 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-
                seventh.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2022-19876
Filed 9-12-22; 8:45 am]
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