National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2022, 57367-57368 [2022-20449]

Download as PDF 57367 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 181 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10447 of September 15, 2022 The President National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From Belleau Wood to the Battle of the Bulge, Korea to Vietnam, Afghanistan to Iraq, and around the world, American patriots have dared all, risked all, and given all to defend our Nation and protect our liberties. Now and always, we honor their service, valor, and sacrifice. We also continue the righteous work of bringing home our heroes who remain unaccounted for. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pledge to seek out answers for the families of service members still missing in action. We commit to doing all in our power to identify and recover America’s missing sons and daughters. And we pay tribute to former prisoners of war—individuals who exhibited remarkable courage, love of country, and devotion to duty to protect our Nation’s safety and freedoms. Today and every day, we fly the iconic black and white flag symbolizing America’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action above the White House, at the United States Capitol, on military bases, at memorials and cemeteries, and at homes across America. It is a reminder that we have not forgotten the heroism of our POWs and MIAs and that we still hope for their return. There is no undertaking more fundamental than the rite of remembrance, and there is no act more sacred or more American than keeping the faith with those who have sacrificed so much for our Nation. On this day of heartache and of resolve, let us offer strength to the families still waiting for the return of their loved ones. Let us extend our gratitude to Americans and international partners working tirelessly to bring home our missing service members from prior conflicts. And let us remember that freedom is never free, that democracy always requires champions, and that we owe an eternal debt to the heroes of our Armed Forces. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC0 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 16, 2022, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Along with my fellow Americans, I salute our former POWs who overcame unspeakable indignities to return home with honor. We will work tirelessly to provide the families of those who have not yet come home the fullest possible measure of accounting. I urge all Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Sep 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20SED0.SGM 20SED0 57368 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth 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. 2022–20449 Filed 9–19–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Sep 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20SED0.SGM 20SED0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC0 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 57367-57368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20449]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10447 of September 15, 2022

                
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From Belleau Wood to the Battle of the Bulge, Korea to 
                Vietnam, Afghanistan to Iraq, and around the world, 
                American patriots have dared all, risked all, and given 
                all to defend our Nation and protect our liberties. Now 
                and always, we honor their service, valor, and 
                sacrifice. We also continue the righteous work of 
                bringing home our heroes who remain unaccounted for.

                On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pledge to seek 
                out answers for the families of service members still 
                missing in action. We commit to doing all in our power 
                to identify and recover America's missing sons and 
                daughters. And we pay tribute to former prisoners of 
                war--individuals who exhibited remarkable courage, love 
                of country, and devotion to duty to protect our 
                Nation's safety and freedoms.

                Today and every day, we fly the iconic black and white 
                flag symbolizing America's Prisoners of War and Missing 
                in Action above the White House, at the United States 
                Capitol, on military bases, at memorials and 
                cemeteries, and at homes across America. It is a 
                reminder that we have not forgotten the heroism of our 
                POWs and MIAs and that we still hope for their return. 
                There is no undertaking more fundamental than the rite 
                of remembrance, and there is no act more sacred or more 
                American than keeping the faith with those who have 
                sacrificed so much for our Nation.

                On this day of heartache and of resolve, let us offer 
                strength to the families still waiting for the return 
                of their loved ones. Let us extend our gratitude to 
                Americans and international partners working tirelessly 
                to bring home our missing service members from prior 
                conflicts. And let us remember that freedom is never 
                free, that democracy always requires champions, and 
                that we owe an eternal debt to the heroes of our Armed 
                Forces.

                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 16, 
                2022, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Along with 
                my fellow Americans, I salute our former POWs who 
                overcame unspeakable indignities to return home with 
                honor. We will work tirelessly to provide the families 
                of those who have not yet come home the fullest 
                possible measure of accounting. I urge all Americans to 
                observe this day of honor and remembrance with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth 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.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2022-20449
Filed 9-19-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P