[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 58863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23949]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8301 of October 3, 2008

German-American Day, 2008

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For generations, German Americans have contributed to 
                our Nation's identity, culture, and prosperity. On 
                German-American Day, we recognize the many Americans 
                with German ancestry who helped make our country great, 
                and we celebrate our strong friendship with Germany.

                The people of Germany and the United States share 
                important family and cultural ties, and millions of 
                American citizens are of German descent. Some of their 
                forebears were among the first to settle Jamestown, and 
                they and many others like them helped lay the 
                foundation for our country, which has become the most 
                prominent symbol of freedom in the world. Many German 
                Americans have shaped our way of life and added to our 
                country's rich heritage.

                In celebrating German-American Day, we honor 
                generations of German Americans who came to our shores 
                with dreams of opportunity and contributed to the 
                greatness of our country.

                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, 2008, as German-
                American Day. I encourage all Americans to celebrate 
                the many contributions German Americans have made to 
                our Nation's liberty and prosperity.

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

[FR Doc. E8-23949
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