Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2022, 58709-58710 [2022-21141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / Presidential Documents 58709 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10455 of September 23, 2022 Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Today and always, we honor the families of American service members who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our lives and our liberties. Let us remember the heroes they lost, share in their grief, and support them as they navigate life without their loved ones by their sides. The world teaches us time and again that peace is never guaranteed and that the blessings of a free society can never be taken for granted. As we again see the advance of authoritarianism around the globe, our Nation’s service members continue to preserve and defend an idea rooted in freedom and democracy: the idea of the United States of America. They answer duty’s call, prepared to sacrifice everything to keep our country safe and our fundamental principles strong and secure. At every step, the families of these patriots share in the sacrifice—their service too often unseen, their heroism too often unsung. Military service often requires loved ones to celebrate life’s milestones apart, parents to raise children alone, and partners to forgo each other’s wisdom, comfort, and love when it is needed most. Deployments can bring uncertainty and fear—something my family has experienced firsthand. And for those who receive that devastating news—that their loved one is not returning home— life is never the same. No words can fill the hole left in the heart of each of our Nation’s Gold Star families. No ceremonies can replace the missing pieces of their souls. But we must never fail to recognize all these families have given for our Nation. We will uphold our fundamental duty to remember the lives of our fallen warriors and honor our sacred obligation to stand by their surviving families—always. And through my Administration’s Joining Forces initiative, we will ensure that all military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors have what they need to begin healing. On Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, our country renews its pledge to ensure that these heroes’ families have the resources and the support they need in their loved ones’ absences. We honor the Gold Star families who are there for one another even in their own grief, bringing solace to others who understand their pain. And on behalf of a grateful Nation, we thank these families for their service and their sacrifice. May God bless our troops and may God bless our Gold Star families. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC2 The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ‘‘Gold Star Mother’s Day.’’ 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 Sunday, September 25, 2022, as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this special day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s gratitude and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 27, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED2.SGM 28SED2 58710 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third 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. 2022–21141 Filed 9–27–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Sep 27, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED2.SGM 28SED2 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC2 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 28, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58709-58710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21141]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10455 of September 23, 2022

                
Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today and always, we honor the families of American 
                service members who made the ultimate sacrifice to 
                protect our lives and our liberties. Let us remember 
                the heroes they lost, share in their grief, and support 
                them as they navigate life without their loved ones by 
                their sides.

                The world teaches us time and again that peace is never 
                guaranteed and that the blessings of a free society can 
                never be taken for granted. As we again see the advance 
                of authoritarianism around the globe, our Nation's 
                service members continue to preserve and defend an idea 
                rooted in freedom and democracy: the idea of the United 
                States of America. They answer duty's call, prepared to 
                sacrifice everything to keep our country safe and our 
                fundamental principles strong and secure.

                At every step, the families of these patriots share in 
                the sacrifice--their service too often unseen, their 
                heroism too often unsung. Military service often 
                requires loved ones to celebrate life's milestones 
                apart, parents to raise children alone, and partners to 
                forgo each other's wisdom, comfort, and love when it is 
                needed most. Deployments can bring uncertainty and 
                fear--something my family has experienced firsthand. 
                And for those who receive that devastating news--that 
                their loved one is not returning home--life is never 
                the same.

                No words can fill the hole left in the heart of each of 
                our Nation's Gold Star families. No ceremonies can 
                replace the missing pieces of their souls. But we must 
                never fail to recognize all these families have given 
                for our Nation. We will uphold our fundamental duty to 
                remember the lives of our fallen warriors and honor our 
                sacred obligation to stand by their surviving 
                families--always. And through my Administration's 
                Joining Forces initiative, we will ensure that all 
                military and veteran families, caregivers, and 
                survivors have what they need to begin healing.

                On Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, our country 
                renews its pledge to ensure that these heroes' families 
                have the resources and the support they need in their 
                loved ones' absences. We honor the Gold Star families 
                who are there for one another even in their own grief, 
                bringing solace to others who understand their pain. 
                And on behalf of a grateful Nation, we thank these 
                families for their service and their sacrifice. May God 
                bless our troops and may God bless our Gold Star 
                families.

                The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 
                23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the 
                last Sunday in September as ``Gold Star Mother's Day.''

                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 Sunday, 
                September 25, 2022, as Gold Star Mother's and Family's 
                Day. I call upon all Government officials to display 
                the flag of the United States over Government buildings 
                on this special day. I also encourage the American 
                people to display the flag and hold appropriate 
                ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation's 
                gratitude and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and 
                Families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-third 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. 2022-21141
Filed 9-27-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P