Saturday, May 24, 2008

Proclamation of Memorial Day

The President has proclaimed May 26th as Memorial Day and requested that flags be flown at half-staff:

In respect for their devotion to America, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved on May 11, 1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158), has requested the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance.

Read the entire proclamation at :

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080522-13.html

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