[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 43293-43294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19739]

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Vol. 82


No. 177

September 14, 2017

Part II

The President


Proclamation 9635--National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2017

Proclamation 9636--Patriot Day, 2017

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The President

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                Proclamation 9635 of September 8, 2017

National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, our 
                Nation recalls the nearly 3,000 innocent people 
                murdered on September 11, 2001. As we reflect on our 
                sorrow and our grief, we come together to pray for 
                those who lost loved ones. As a Nation, we pray that 
                the love of God and the comfort of knowing that those 
                who perished are forever remembered brings them peace 
                and gives them courage.

                We pause to remember that tragic morning, when our 
                homeland endured unprecedented attacks. As we watched 
                smoke billow from the World Trade Center, we prayed for 
                the safety of our fellow Americans, and we reached out 
                to help, however we could. Now, during these days of 
                prayer and remembrance, we remind ourselves of the 
                lives--mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters--lost at 
                the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and aboard 
                United Flight 93 when it crashed near Shanksville, 
                Pennsylvania. We also honor the brave first responders 
                who rushed into crumbling buildings, risking their own 
                lives to rescue others. More than 400 first responders 
                lost their lives in those efforts, so that others would 
                not perish.

                Today, a single tree stands near the base of what was 
                once the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, having 
                survived that fateful day 16 years ago. This tree, the 
                ``Survivor Tree,'' stands as a living testament to our 
                national character of triumph. Like the Survivor Tree, 
                we continue to stand tall and strong as one Nation. Try 
                as they might, terrorists will never defeat our 
                resilient American spirit.

                We also pause to pray for those who fight today and 
                every day to protect our country from terrorism. Those 
                who commit acts of terror only have power if we choose 
                to fear. In remembrance of September 11, 2001, 
                Americans reveal their courage, strength, and resolve.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 Friday, September 8, 
                through Sunday, September 10, 2017, as National Days of 
                Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the 
                United States mark these National Days of Prayer and 
                Remembrance with prayer, contemplation, memorial 
                services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of 
                bells, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. I 
                invite all people around the world to share in these 
                Days of Prayer and Remembrance.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-19739
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