Archive for the 'Presidential Proclamations' Category

White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for Veterans Day 2010

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The White House has released the Presidential for Veterans Day, 2010

Veterans Day, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2010, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs

Full text of Veterans Day 2010 Presidential Proclamation

Statement by President Obama on Diwali

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The White House has released a statement from the President in honor of the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

Diwali, 2010
Statement by the President on Diwali

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Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights. This is a day when members of some of the world’s oldest religions celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Last year, I marked this holiday as many will this weekend – by lighting the Diya, or lamp. This lamp symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

Diwali is a time for celebration, but it is also a time for reflection – a time when we must remember that there are always others less fortunate then ourselves. This holiday reminds us all that we should commit ourselves to helping those in need. For many, this is also a time to gather with family and to pray. To those celebrating Diwali in India, I look forward to visiting you over the next few days. And to all those who will celebrate this joyous occasion on Friday, I wish you, your families and loved ones Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.

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(September 17) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Constitution Day / Constitution Week

Friday, September 17th, 2010

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Constitution Day / Constitution Week
On this day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution Convention adopted the Constitution, which established and outlined the three branches of the federal government.

Also known as Constitution Day, this holiday was established by a Congressional Act in 2004. The Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times since then, including the Bill of Rights, which were the first ten amendments.

A Presidential Proclamation: Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The White House has released a Presidential Proclamation for Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 12, 2010, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Read the full Presidential Proclamation: Grandparents Day

A Presidential Proclamation: Patriot Day (911) and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The White House has released a Presidential Proclamation for Patriot Day (911) and National Day
of Service and Remembrance

Patriot Day (911) and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2010, as Patriot Day and 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 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 of September 11, 2001.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Read the full Presidential Proclamation: Patriot Day (911) and National Day of Service and Remembrance Proclamation

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From President Obama (video)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

President Obama extends his warm wishes for Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish spiritual calendar and the birth of the world.

“La’Shana Tova Tika Tiva. May you be inscribed and sealed in the book of life”

“Michelle and I wish all those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a sweet year full of health and prosperity”

(July 04) Today we're celebrating. . .  (US) Independence Day

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Independence Day (4th of July – US)
Celebrating the 234th birthday of the United States of America: On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.

And in honor of the day – Holidays on the Net invites you to celebrate America’s birthday with us.

Whether you enjoy BBQs, fireworks or picnics in the park, we’ve got plenty of fun for your 4th of July. To help your family get into the independence spirit, we also have a trove of craft projects and coloring pictures that are perfect for kids young and old.

If you’re a history buff, Independence Day is probably one of your favorite holidays. What better way to relive our nation’s history than to spend its birthday visiting the national monuments and memorials in Washington, DC?

Or you can visit our site for a refresher on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the timeline of the American Flag and the full text and signers of the Declaration of Independence. And if you’re a trivia freak, you don’t want to miss our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

We look forward to hosting you at our biggest birthday bash yet!

And a bit of holiday trivia – Today is also the anniversary of the song – America the Beautiful.

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