[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2001)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 57625-57628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-28799]

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Part VII

The President


Proclamation 7494--National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 
Week, 2001

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2001 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7494 of November 9, 2001

National Employer Support of the Guard and 
                Reserve Week, 2001

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our National Guard and Reserve forces play a vital role 
                in helping America respond when our interests are 
                threatened around the world. They are an indispensable 
                part of our Nation's efforts to promote democracy, 
                peace, and freedom, and, in the wake of the September 
                11 attacks, National Guard and Reserve units are 
                deploying to help fight and win the war against 

                Americans understand and appreciate the importance of 
                our National Guard and Reserve forces, but many do not 
                know the contributions their employers make in 
                supporting these civilian soldiers. Employers share 
                their greatest resource, their people; and, in so 
                doing, they subordinate their own interests for the 
                good of our country. Employers' willingness to 
                sacrifice and bear the inevitable financial hardships 
                and organizational disruptions that result are 
                important contributions to our Nation's war against 
                terrorism. By placing America's well-being above their 
                own, they help our National Guard and Reserve units 
                provide mission-ready forces to help preserve our 
                freedoms and protect our national interests.

                Because this generosity enables Guard and Reserve 
                troops to play an essential role in responding to the 
                terrorist attacks, it is appropriate to honor the 
                sacrifice American businesses are making in releasing 
                their employees for military service. We express our 
                heartfelt appreciation to these patriots for the burden 
                they bear as their workers depart to serve our Nation 
                and help keep America strong, secure, and free.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, 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 the week beginning 
                November 11, 2001, as National Employer Support of the 
                Guard and Reserve Week. I encourage all Americans to 
                join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the 
                civilian employers of the members of our National Guard 
                and Reserve for their extraordinary sacrifices on 
                behalf of our Nation. I also call upon State and local 
                officials, private organizations, businesses, and all 
                military commanders to observe this week with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand one, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 01-28799
Filed 11-14-01; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P