Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2022, 56245-56246 [2022-20006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Presidential Documents 56245 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10445 of September 9, 2022 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack. And a generation of women and men answered the call of duty by joining our Armed Forces to defend our freedom and our democracy. These patriots—people of undaunted courage, uncommon resolve, and unwavering perseverance—are forever ingrained in our national character. They are reminders that we are a great country because we are a good people. On this Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, and we recommit ourselves to the spirit of unity, patriotism, and service that carried our Nation through in the days that followed. Before they were national heroes, the women and men we honor were already heroes to so many others. They were the mothers who tucked their kids into bed at night. They were the fathers who drove the neighborhood carpools to school. They were the daughters who made their parents proud and the sons who lifted up their friends. To the families around America whose pain is especially personal on this day: Our entire Nation, including Jill and I, holds you close in our hearts and sends you our love. I know from personal experience that memorials can bring everything back as painfully as if it happened today—the moment you got the phone call—no matter how many years go by. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC4 On this day, let us honor the memory of the innocent victims we lost and carry on the legacy of the selfless heroes who served our Nation on September 11 and in its aftermath. Let us also recognize the members of our intelligence and counterterrorism communities who worked with dedication and determination to deliver justice to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda and a key planner of this and other cruel attacks against our people. I invite all Americans to observe this day with service; you can find opportunities in your community by visiting americorps.gov/911-day. Unity is what makes us who we are as Americans—it is our greatest strength. When we come together on this day, and every day, we demonstrate that even in the darkness, America remains a bright beacon of light and hope for the world. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107–89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as ‘‘Patriot Day,’’ and by Public Law 111–13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized ‘‘National Day of Service and Remembrance.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2022, as Patriot Day and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3 56246 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Presidential Documents National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and its Territories and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth 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 fortyseventh. [FR Doc. 2022–20006 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED3.SGM 14SED3 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC4 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10445 of September 9, 2022

                
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and 
                Remembrance, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed 
                extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police 
                officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging 
                fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, 
                colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. 
                Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart 
                another attack. And a generation of women and men 
                answered the call of duty by joining our Armed Forces 
                to defend our freedom and our democracy.

                These patriots--people of undaunted courage, uncommon 
                resolve, and unwavering perseverance--are forever 
                ingrained in our national character. They are reminders 
                that we are a great country because we are a good 
                people. On this Patriot Day and National Day of Service 
                and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the heroes and 
                victims who lost their lives on September 11, and we 
                recommit ourselves to the spirit of unity, patriotism, 
                and service that carried our Nation through in the days 
                that followed.

                Before they were national heroes, the women and men we 
                honor were already heroes to so many others. They were 
                the mothers who tucked their kids into bed at night. 
                They were the fathers who drove the neighborhood 
                carpools to school. They were the daughters who made 
                their parents proud and the sons who lifted up their 
                friends. To the families around America whose pain is 
                especially personal on this day: Our entire Nation, 
                including Jill and I, holds you close in our hearts and 
                sends you our love. I know from personal experience 
                that memorials can bring everything back as painfully 
                as if it happened today--the moment you got the phone 
                call--no matter how many years go by.

                On this day, let us honor the memory of the innocent 
                victims we lost and carry on the legacy of the selfless 
                heroes who served our Nation on September 11 and in its 
                aftermath. Let us also recognize the members of our 
                intelligence and counterterrorism communities who 
                worked with dedication and determination to deliver 
                justice to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda and 
                a key planner of this and other cruel attacks against 
                our people.

                I invite all Americans to observe this day with 
                service; you can find opportunities in your community 
                by visiting americorps.gov/911-day. Unity is what makes 
                us who we are as Americans--it is our greatest 
                strength. When we come together on this day, and every 
                day, we demonstrate that even in the darkness, America 
                remains a bright beacon of light and hope for the 
                world.

                By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 
                (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated 
                September 11 of each year as ``Patriot Day,'' and by 
                Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the 
                Congress has requested the observance of September 11 
                as an annually recognized ``National Day of Service and 
                Remembrance.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, do hereby proclaim 
                September 11, 2022, as Patriot Day and

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                National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon 
                all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the 
                United States to display the flag of the United States 
                at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of 
                Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who 
                lost their lives on September 11, 2001. I invite the 
                Governors of the United States and its Territories and 
                interested organizations and individuals to join in 
                this observance. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to participate in community service in honor of 
                those our Nation lost, to observe this day with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities, including 
                remembrance services, and to observe a moment of 
                silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to 
                honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of 
                the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth 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. 2022-20006
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