National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2019

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 43473-43474]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-18138]
                        Presidential Documents
Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 /
Presidential Documents
Title 3--
The President
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                Proclamation 9915 of August 16, 2019

National Employer Support of the Guard and
                Reserve Week, 2019
                By the President of the United States of America
                A Proclamation
                Our great Nation's hard-fought independence was won by
                citizen warriors united in purpose and possessing an
                unwavering commitment to liberty. On countless
                occasions since, our citizen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen,
                Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have put their civilian
                lives on hold--leaving behind family, friends, and
                vocation--to defend freedom and the rights of all
                Americans. During National Employer Support of the
                Guard and Reserve Week, we salute the many civilian
                employers who recognize the indispensable role of our
                all-volunteer force and provide unwavering support to
                our Nation's defenders.
                The men and women of the National Guard and Reserve
                make significant contributions to both our thriving
                economy and our strong national defense. In all facets
                of the civilian workforce, from small businesses to
                large corporations, they bring to bear considerable
                expertise, experience, and professionalism. In uniform,
                they serve with honor and distinction as they respond
                to natural disasters and emergencies, train to ensure
                operational readiness, and deploy in support of
                critical operations.
                Employers who support the National Guard and Reserve
                are essential to the Nation's ability to sustain an
                all-volunteer force. Their flexibility, generosity, and
                understanding enable reserve component service members
                to maintain meaningful and successful civilian careers
                while serving their country. Regardless of financial
                hardship or inconvenience, these patriotic employers
                provide job security when employees answer the call of
                duty, as well as encouragement and stability to their
                families during times of deployment. In choosing
                service over self-interest, these employers share in
                the mission of protecting our democratic principles and
                our Nation's well-being.
                Ensuring that our brave military members have the
                resources they need to thrive in both military and
                civilian life is one of my highest priorities. I
                commend employers who hold in high regard our National
                Guard and Reserve service members and their families,
                and who provide exemplary cooperation and partnership,
                often at great financial sacrifice, to Americans who
                nobly combine military and civilian careers. We extend
                our gratitude to these employers and to all who
                willingly serve and sacrifice to defend and preserve
                our way of life.
                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 August 18 through
                August 24, 2019, as National Employer Support of the
                Guard and Reserve Week. I call upon all Americans to
                join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the
                civilian employers who provide critical support to the
                men and women of the National Guard and Reserve. I also
                call on State and local officials, private
                organizations, 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
                sixteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord two
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-

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