29 June 2006


[Federal Register: June 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 125)]
[Presidential Documents]               
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Part V

The President


Proclamation 8032--Independence Day, 2006

                        Presidential Documents 


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8032 of June 26, 2006

                Independence Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On July 4, 1776, our Nation's Founders declared ``That 
                these United Colonies are, and of Right, ought to be 
                free and Independent States.'' This declaration marked 
                a great milestone in the history of human freedom. On 
                the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration 
                of Independence, we pay tribute to the courage and 
                dedication of those who created this country, and we 
                celebrate the values of liberty and equality that make 
                our country strong.

                The patriots of the Revolutionary War acted on the 
                beliefs that ``all men are created equal'' and ``that 
                they are endowed by their Creator with certain 
                unalienable Rights.'' By advancing these ideals, 
                generations of Americans have unleashed the hope of 
                freedom for people in every corner of the world.

                As we celebrate our independence, Americans can take 
                pride in our history and look to the future with 
                confidence. We offer our gratitude to all the American 
                patriots, past and present, who have sought to advance 
                freedom and lay the foundations of peace. Because of 
                their sacrifice, this country remains a beacon of hope 
                for all who dream of liberty and a shining example to 
                the world of what a free people can achieve. May God 
                continue to bless the United States of America.

                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 July 4, 2006, as 
                Independence Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe with all due ceremony our 
                Independence Day as a time to honor our Founders and 
                their legacy of freedom and remember with thankfulness 
                the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 06-5938
Filed 6-28-06; 8:45 am]

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