[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52821-52822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24807]

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Vol. 82


No. 218

November 14, 2017

Part III

The President


Proclamation 9673--World Freedom Day, 2017

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 218 / Tuesday, November 14, 2017 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9673 of November 8, 2017

World Freedom Day, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For 28 years, the Berlin Wall divided families, 
                friends, and communities, barricading oppressed Germans 
                living on the Eastern side from seeking the freedom 
                they deserved in the West. This World Freedom Day, 28 
                years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we celebrate 
                the day on November 9, 1989, when people of East and 
                West Germany tore down the Berlin Wall and freedom 
                triumphed over Communism. We laud the courage of all 
                people who insist on a better future for themselves, 
                their families, and their country, as we reflect on the 
                state of freedom in our world today and those who have 
                made the ultimate sacrifice defending it.

                The fall of the Berlin Wall spurred the reunification 
                of Germany and the spread of democratic values across 
                Central and Eastern Europe. Through democratic 
                elections, and a strong commitment to human rights, 
                these determined men and women ensured that their 
                fellow and future citizens could live their lives in 
                freedom. Today, we are reminded that the primary 
                function of government is precisely this, to secure 
                precious individual liberties.

                While we live in a time of unprecedented freedom, 
                terrorism and extremism around the world continue to 
                threaten us. The ultimate triumph of freedom, peace, 
                and security over repressive totalitarianism depends on 
                our ability to work side-by-side with our friends and 
                allies. When nations work together, we have and we will 
                secure and advance freedom and stability throughout our 

                On World Freedom Day, we recommit to the advancement of 
                freedom over the forces of repression and radicalism. 
                We continue to make clear that oppressive regimes 
                should trust their people and grant their citizens the 
                liberty they deserve. The world will be better for it.

                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 November 9, 2017, as 
                World Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities, reaffirming our dedication to freedom 
                and democracy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of November, 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.)

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