[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 9, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 57475-57478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5006]

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Part V

The President


Proclamation 8185--German-American Day, 2007

Proclamation 8186--Columbus Day, 2007

Proclamation 8187--Leif Erikson Day, 2007

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8185 of October 4, 2007

German-American Day, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Generations of German Americans have helped shape our 
                national culture and advance our legacy of freedom. On 
                German-American Day, we recognize the many 
                contributions that Americans of German descent have 
                made to our vibrant country.

                German immigrants, in search of a brighter future, were 
                among the first pioneers to settle in Jamestown. Since 
                then, German Americans have influenced our society in 
                all walks of life and helped expand our democratic 
                heritage and our deeply held belief in individual 
                liberty. The leadership and strong spirit of German 
                Americans have helped shape our country and advance the 
                great blessings of our Nation.

                German-American Day is also an opportunity to honor the 
                strong ties between the United States and Germany and 
                to celebrate our friendship. On this day, we underscore 
                our commitment to working together to promote peace and 
                making the world a more hopeful place.

                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, 2007, as German-
                American Day. I encourage all Americans to celebrate 
                the many contributions German Americans have made to 
                our Nation's liberty and prosperity.

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

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