81 FR 33327 - Armed Forces Day, 2016

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Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 101 (May 25, 2016)

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Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-12560]

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Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2016 / 
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                Proclamation 9452 of May 20, 2016

Armed Forces Day, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast 
                Guardsmen who comprise our Armed Forces have defended 
                our Nation and the values for which we stand for 
                generations, answering the call to give up the comforts 
                of civilian life, do whatever it takes to keep us safe, 
                and go wherever they are needed. On Armed Forces Day, 
                we offer our most profound gratitude to the patriots--
                at home and abroad--who have risked their lives so our 
                people can live knowing the fullest measure of freedom 
                and security.

                With courage and honor, our men and women in uniform 
                embody the everlasting responsibility we have to each 
                other and to future generations by giving of themselves 
                to ensure the preservation of our Republic and secure 
                peace throughout the world. It is because of them and 
                the values they represent that people across the globe 
                look to the United States of America in moments of 
                desperation and despair. For the relief they offer, the 
                stability they provide, and the hope they inspire, we 
                owe our service members an extraordinary debt--one we 
                will never stop working to repay.

                Our country's strength is measured by how we support 
                and take care of our troops. Humbled by the sacrifices 
                they make--and by the strength of their families--we 
                stand in support of those who don our uniform and 
                strive to ensure they have every opportunity to pursue 
                the American dream they defend. They give their best 
                for America, and they deserve the best from us. On this 
                day, let us salute these brave Americans and all those 
                who laid down their lives for our safety, and each day, 
                let us remember that we live knowing liberty because of 
                our Armed Forces.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the 
                Armed Forces of the United States, continuing the 
                precedent of my predecessors in office, do hereby 
                proclaim the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces 

                I direct the Secretary of Defense on behalf of the 
                Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security on behalf of the Coast 
                Guard, to plan for appropriate observances each year, 
                with the Secretary of Defense responsible for 
                encouraging the participation and cooperation of civil 
                authorities and private citizens.

                I invite the Governors of the United States and its 
                Territories, and appropriate officials of all units of 
                government, to provide for the observance of Armed 
                Forces Day within their jurisdiction each year in an 
                appropriate manner designed to increase public 
                understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of 
                the United States. I also invite veterans, civic 
                leaders, and organizations to join in the observance of 
                Armed Forces Day.

                Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag 
                of the United States at their homes on Armed Forces 
                Day, and I urge citizens to learn more about military 
                service by attending and participating in the local 
                observances of the day. I also encourage Americans to 
                volunteer at organizations that provide support to our 
                troops and their families.

                Proclamation 9283 of May 15, 2015, is hereby 

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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