[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 193 (Thursday, October 5, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59003-59004]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8560]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8061 of October 3, 2006

German-American Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout our history, the spirit and hard work of 
                German Americans have been an important part of the 
                cultural fabric of our Nation. On German-American Day, 
                we celebrate German Americans and their many 
                contributions to the character of our country.

                Germans were among the first to settle in this great 
                land of promise, and their talent, faith, and strong 
                values helped establish this country as a place of 
                freedom and opportunity. Today, millions of German 
                Americans are adding to the success and prosperity of 
                our Nation as leaders in government, sports, business, 
                science, the arts, and many other fields.

                In every generation, German Americans have courageously 
                stepped forward to serve in our country's hour of need. 
                During the Revolutionary War, General Friedrich von 
                Steuben helped train the Continental Army for battle, 
                and in World War II, great men like General Dwight 
                Eisenhower and Admiral Chester Nimitz helped lead the 
                Allied Forces to victory. Our Nation will always be 
                grateful to the many German Americans who have 
                selflessly answered the call to defend liberty and 
                advance the cause of freedom as members of our Armed 
                Forces. The sacrifices of these heroes help preserve 
                the ideals of our country's founding and make the world 
                a safer place.

                German-American Day is also an opportunity to recognize 
                the friendship between Germany and the United States. 
                By working together as partners in peace with a mutual 
                commitment to liberty, the United States and Germany 
                can lay the foundation for a more hopeful tomorrow.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2006, as German-
                American Day. I encourage all Americans to celebrate 
                our Nation's German heritage and the many ways German 
                Americans have enriched and strengthened our country.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-8560
Filed 10-4-06; 11:47 am]
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