Tag: Presidential Proclamation

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This was a pleasant respite from hard left critical race theory informed pronunciations issuing forth from the current White House. The 2021 Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week 2021. could  have been issued by any president in our history. These annual proclamations on standard event days have traditionally been sign posts of political […]

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Why should not Spanish language media and Spanish speaking Americans not be like the German language press and public in 1776? President Trump issued a standard annual proclamation for October 6 as German-American Day. This proclamation praised an ethnic group’s contributions and had nothing negative to say about America. I was struck by remarks crediting […]

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Federal law creates a mass of minor observances, honoring this group and that cause, all through the year. Current events and religions create additional overlays of important dates, noted by the president of the United States in his official capacity. There is an element of boilerplate, of consistent wording framing annual observances across administrations. Look […]

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National Former POW Recognition Day

 

Today, April 9, 2020, is National Former POW Recognition Day. President Trump issued the annual proclamation yesterday. This may seem like an odd day, disconnected from familiar weekends or events, but it is a very specific date, fraught with terrible significance.

March 28, 1988, President Reagan signed Public Law 100-269, “A joint resolution designating April 9, 1988, and April 9, 1989, as ‘National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day.’

Whereas the United States has fought in many wars;