Memorial Day 2009 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

The White House has released the 2009 Memorial Day Presidential Proclamation

Memorial Day, 2009
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation


NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 25, 2009, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I urge the press, radio, television, websites, and all other media to participate in these observances.

I also request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States, and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day Proclamation (2009)

One Response to “Memorial Day 2009 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America”

  1. david h Says:

    Please join me in remembering. Memorial Day 2009
    Lighting a candle to show in some small way, a remembrance of comrades who died in defense of our country.
    A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.
    Please Keep This Candle Going

    Go To http://www.gratefulness dot org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=MDrem

    You can light a candle by clicking on an unlit candle and following the directions. The candle will burn out after 48 hours, come back and light another.

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