US (United States) Code. Subtitle I. Chapter 1

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36 USC CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec.

101. American Heart Month.

102. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

103. Cancer Control Month.

104. Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day.

105. Child Health Day.

106. Citizenship Day.

107. Columbus Day.

108. Constitution Week.

109. Father's Day.

110. Flag Day.

111. Gold Star Mother's Day.

112. Honor America Days.

113. Law Day, U.S.A.

114. Leif Erikson Day.

115. Loyalty Day.

116. Memorial Day.

117. Mother's Day.

118. National Aviation Day.

119. National Day of Prayer.

120. National Defense Transportation Day.

121. National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

122. National Flag Week.

123. National Forest Products Week.

124. National Freedom Day.

125. National Grandparents Day.

126. National Hispanic Heritage Month.

127. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

128. National Maritime Day.

129. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

130. National Poison Prevention Week.

131. National Safe Boating Week.

132. National School Lunch Week.

133. National Transportation Week.

134. Pan American Aviation Day.

135. Parents' Day.

136. Peace Officers Memorial Day.

137. Police Week.

138. Save Your Vision Week.

139. Steelmark Month.

140. Stephen Foster Memorial Day.

141. Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

142. White Cane Safety Day.

143. Wright Brothers Day.

144. Patriot Day.

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Pub. L. 107-89, Sec. 2, Dec. 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 877,

added item 144.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TERCENTENARY COMMISSION

Pub. L. 107-202, July 24, 2002, 116 Stat. 739, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be referred to as the 'Benjamin Franklin

Tercentenary Commission Act'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

"The Congress finds as follows:

"(1) Benjamin Franklin was one of the most extraordinary men of

the generation that founded the United States. Around the world,

he remains one of the best-known Americans who has ever lived.

"(2) Benjamin Franklin's achievements include his literary

work, his creation of philanthropic and educational institutions,

his significant scientific explorations, and his service to the

Nation as a statesman and diplomat.

"(3) Benjamin Franklin was the only American to sign all 5

enabling documents of the United States.

"(4) All people in the United States could benefit from

studying the life of Benjamin Franklin and gaining a deeper

appreciation of his legacy to the Nation.

"(5) January 17, 2006, is the 300th anniversary of the birth of

Benjamin Franklin, and a commission should be established to

study and recommend to the Congress activities that are fitting

and proper to celebrate that anniversary in a manner that

appropriately honors Benjamin Franklin.

"SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT.

"There is established a commission to be known as the Benjamin

Franklin Tercentenary Commission (referred to in this Act as the

'Commission').

"SEC. 4. DUTIES.

"(a) Study. - The Commission shall have the following duties:

"(1) To study activities by the Government that would be

fitting and proper to honor Benjamin Franklin on the occasion of

the tercentenary of his birth, including but not limited to the

following:

"(A) The minting of a Benjamin Franklin tercentenary coin.

"(B) The rededication of the Benjamin Franklin National

Memorial at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania, or other activities with respect to that

memorial.

"(C) The acquisition and preservation of artifacts associated

with Benjamin Franklin.

"(D) The sponsorship of publications, including catalogs and

scholarly work, concerning Benjamin Franklin.

"(E) The sponsorship of conferences, exhibitions, or other

public meetings concerning Benjamin Franklin.

"(F) The sponsorship of high school and collegiate essay

contests concerning the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin.

"(2) To recommend to the Congress in one or more of the interim

reports submitted under section 9(a) -

"(A) the activities that the Commission considers most

fitting and proper to honor Benjamin Franklin on the occasion

of the tercentenary of his birth; and

"(B) the entity or entities in the Federal Government that

the Commission considers most appropriate to carry out such

activities.

"(b) Point of Contact. - The Commission, acting through its

secretariat, shall serve as the point of contact of the Government

for all State, local, international, and private sector initiatives

regarding the tercentenary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, with the

purpose of coordinating and facilitating all fitting and proper

activities honoring Benjamin Franklin.

"SEC. 5. MEMBERSHIP.

"(a) Number and Appointment. - The Commission shall be composed

of 15 members as follows:

"(1) The Librarian of Congress.

"(2) Fourteen qualified citizens, appointed as follows:

"(A) Two members appointed by the President.

"(B) Two members appointed by the President on the

recommendation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of

Pennsylvania.

"(C) Two members appointed by the President on the

recommendation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of

Massachusetts.

"(D) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Senator,

appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

"(E) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Senator,

appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

"(F) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Member of

the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the

House of Representatives.

"(G) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Member of

the House of Representatives, appointed by the minority leader

of the House of Representatives.

"(b) Qualified Citizen. - For purposes of this section, a

qualified citizen is a citizen of the United States with -

"(1) a substantial knowledge and appreciation of the work and

legacy of Benjamin Franklin; and

"(2) a commitment to educating people in the United States

about the historical importance of Benjamin Franklin.

"(c) Time of Appointment. - Each initial appointment of a member

of the Commission shall be made before the expiration of the

120-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act

[July 24, 2002].

"(d) Continuation of Membership. - If a member of the Commission

was appointed to the Commission as a Member of the Congress, and

ceases to be a Member of the Congress, that member may continue to

serve on the Commission for not longer than the 30-day period

beginning on the date on which that member ceases to be a Member of

the Congress.

"(e) Terms. - Each member shall be appointed for the life of the

Commission.

"(f) Vacancies. - A vacancy in the Commission shall not affect

the powers of the Commission and shall be filled in the manner in

which the original appointment was made.

"(g) Basic Pay. - Members shall serve on the Commission without

pay.

"(h) Travel Expenses. - Each member shall receive travel

expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance

with applicable provisions under subchapter I of chapter 57 of

title 5, United States Code.

"(i) Quorum. - Five members of the Commission shall constitute a

quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings.

"(j) Chair. - The Commission shall select a Chair from among the

members of the Commission.

"(k) Meetings. - The Commission shall meet at the call of the

Chair.

"SEC. 6. ORGANIZATION.

"(a) Honorary Members. - The President -

"(1) shall serve as an honorary, nonvoting member of the

Commission; and

"(2) may invite the President of France and the Prime Minister

of the United Kingdom to serve as honorary, nonvoting members of

the Commission.

"(b) Advisory Committee. - The Commission shall form an advisory

committee, to be composed of representatives of the major extant

institutions founded by or dedicated to Benjamin Franklin,

including the following:

"(1) The Executive Director of the American Philosophical

Society.

"(2) The President of the Franklin Institute.

"(3) The Librarian of the Library Company.

"(4) The Director and Chief Executive Officer of the

Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"(5) The President of the University of Pennsylvania.

"(c) Administrative Secretariat. - The Commission shall seek to

enter into an arrangement with the Franklin Institute of

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under which the Institute shall do the

following:

"(1) Serve as the secretariat of the Commission, including by

serving as the point of contact under section 4(b).

"(2) House the administrative offices of the Commission.

"SEC. 7. POWERS.

"(a) Hearings and Sessions. - The Commission may, for the purpose

of carrying out this Act, hold such hearings, sit and act at such

times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as

the Commission considers appropriate.

"(b) Powers of Members and Agents. - Any member or agent of the

Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action

that the Commission is authorized to take by this Act.

"(c) Obtaining Official Data. - The Commission may secure

directly from any department or agency of the United States

information necessary to enable the Commission to carry out this

Act. Upon request of the Chair of the Commission, the head of that

department or agency shall furnish that information to the

Commission.

"(d) Mails. - The Commission may use the United States mails in

the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments

and agencies of the United States.

"(e) Administrative Support Services. - Upon the request of the

Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall provide to

the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support

services necessary for the Commission to carry out its

responsibilities under this Act.

"(f) Procurement. - The Commission may enter into contracts for

supplies, services, and facilities to carry out the Commission's

duties under this Act.

"(g) Donations. - The Commission may accept and use donations of

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"(1) money;

"(2) personal services; and

"(3) real or personal property related to Benjamin Franklin or

the occasion of the tercentenary of his birth.

"SEC. 8. DIRECTOR AND STAFF.

"(a) Appointment. - The Commission may appoint a Director and

such additional personnel as the Commission considers to be

appropriate.

"(b) Applicability of Certain Civil Service Laws. - The Director

and staff of the Commission may be appointed without regard to the

provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments

in the competitive service, and may be paid without regard to the

provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of that

title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates.

"SEC. 9. REPORTS.

"(a) Interim Reports. - The Commission shall submit to the

Congress such interim reports as the Commission considers to be

appropriate.

"(b) Final Report. - The Commission shall submit a final report

to the Congress not later than January 16, 2007. The final report

shall contain -

"(1) a detailed statement of the activities of the Commission;

and

"(2) any other information that the Commission considers to be

appropriate.

"SEC. 10. TERMINATION.

"The Commission shall terminate 120 days after submitting its

final report pursuant to section 9(b).

"SEC. 11. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for the period

of fiscal years 2002 through 2007 to carry out this Act, to remain

available until expended."

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMISSION

Pub. L. 107-41, Sept. 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 226, provided that:

"SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

"The Congress finds that as the Nation approaches May 17, 2004,

marking the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in

Oliver L. Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas et

al., it is appropriate to establish a national commission to plan

and coordinate the commemoration of that anniversary.

"SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT.

"There is established a commission to be known as the 'Brown v.

Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission' (referred to in

this Act as the 'Commission').

"SEC. 3. DUTIES.

"In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown

decision, the Commission shall -

"(1) in conjunction with the Department of Education, plan and

coordinate public education activities and initiatives, including

public lectures, writing contests, and public awareness

campaigns, through the Department of Education's ten regional

offices; and

"(2) in cooperation with the Brown Foundation for Educational

Equity, Excellence, and Research in Topeka, Kansas (referred to

in this Act as the 'Brown Foundation'), and such other public or

private entities as the Commission considers appropriate,

encourage, plan, develop, and coordinate observances of the

anniversary of the Brown decision.

"SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP.

"(a) Number and Appointment. - The Commission shall be composed

as follows:

"(1) Two representatives of the Department of Education

appointed by the Secretary of Education, one of whom shall serve

as one of two Co-chairpersons of the Commission.

"(2) Two representatives of the Department of Justice appointed

by the Attorney General, one of whom shall serve as one of two

Co-chairpersons of the Commission.

"(3) Eleven individuals appointed by the President after

receiving recommendations as follows:

"(A)(i) The Members of the Senate from each State described

in clause (iii) shall each submit the name of one individual

from the State to the majority leader and minority leader of

the Senate.

"(ii) After review of the submissions made under clause (i),

the majority leader of the Senate, in consultation with the

minority leader of the Senate, shall recommend to the President

five individuals, one from each of the States described in

clause (iii).

"(iii) The States described in this clause are the States in

which the lawsuits decided by the Brown decision were

originally filed (Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, and

Virginia), and the State of the first legal challenge involved

(Massachusetts).

"(B)(i) The Members of the House of Representatives from each

State described in subparagraph (A)(iii) shall each submit the

name of one individual from the State to the Speaker of the

House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House

of Representatives.

"(ii) After review of the submissions made under clause (i),

the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation

with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, shall

recommend to the President five individuals, one from each of

the States described in subparagraph (A)(iii).

"(C) The Delegate to the House of Representatives from the

District of Columbia shall recommend to the President one

individual from the District of Columbia.

"(4) Two representatives of the judicial branch of the Federal

Government appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States

Supreme Court.

"(5) Two representatives of the Brown Foundation.

"(6) Two representatives of the NAACP Legal Defense and

Education Fund.

"(7) One representative of the Brown v. Board of Education

National Historic Site.

"(b) Terms. - Members of the Commission shall be appointed for

the life of the Commission.

"(c) Vacancies. - A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in

the same manner as the original appointment.

"(d) Compensation. -

"(1) In general. - Members of the Commission shall serve

without pay.

"(2) Travel expenses. - Each member shall receive travel

expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in

accordance with applicable provisions under subchapter I of

chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code.

"(e) Quorum. - A majority of members of the Commission shall

constitute a quorum.

"(f) Meetings. - The Commission shall hold its first meeting not

later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act

[Sept. 18, 2001]. The Commission shall subsequently meet at the

call of a Co-chairperson or a majority of its members.

"(g) Executive Director and Staff. - The Commission may secure

the services of an executive director and staff personnel as it

considers appropriate.

"SEC. 5. POWERS.

"(a) Powers of Members and Agents. - Any member or agent of the

Commission may, if so authorized by the Commission, take any action

which the Commission is authorized to take under this Act.

"(b) Gifts and Donations. -

"(1) Authority to accept. - The Commission may accept and use

gifts or donations of money, property, or personal services.

"(2) Disposition of property. - Any books, manuscripts,

miscellaneous printed matter, memorabilia, relics, or other

materials donated to the Commission which relate to the Brown

decision, shall, upon termination of the Commission -

"(A) be deposited for preservation in the Brown Foundation

Collection at the Spencer Research Library at the University of

Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; or

"(B) be disposed of by the Commission in consultation with

the Librarian of Congress, and with the express consent of the

Brown Foundation and the Brown v. Board of Education National

Historic Site.

"(c) Mails. - The Commission may use the United States mails in

the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments

and agencies of the United States.

"SEC. 6. REPORTS.

"(a) Interim Reports. - The Commission shall transmit interim

reports to the President and the Congress not later than December

31 of each year. Each such report shall include a description of

the activities of the Commission during the year covered by the

report, an accounting of any funds received or expended by the

Commission during such year, and recommendations for any

legislation or administrative action which the Commission considers

appropriate.

"(b) Final Report. - The Commission shall transmit a final report

to the President and the Congress not later than December 31, 2004.

Such report shall include an accounting of any funds received or

expended, and the disposition of any other properties, not

previously reported.

"SEC. 7. TERMINATION.

"(a) Date. - The Commission shall terminate on such date as the

Commission may determine, but not later than February 1, 2005.

"(b) Disposition of Funds. - Any funds held by the Commission on

the date the Commission terminates shall be deposited in the

general fund of the Treasury.

"SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated $250,000 for the period

encompassing fiscal years 2003 and 2004 to carry out this Act, to

remain available until expended."

JAMES MADISON COMMEMORATION COMMISSION

Pub. L. 106-550, Dec. 19, 2000, 114 Stat. 2745, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

"(a) Short Title. - This Act may be cited as the 'James Madison

Commemoration Commission Act'.

"(b) Table of Contents. - [Omitted.]

"SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.

"Congress finds that -

"(1) March 16, 2001, marks the 250th anniversary of the birth

of James Madison;

"(2) as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and to the

Annapolis Convention of 1786, James Madison foresaw the need for

a more effective national government and was a persuasive

advocate for such a government at the Philadelphia Constitutional

Convention of 1787;

"(3) James Madison worked tirelessly and successfully at the

Constitutional Convention to mold a national charter, the United

States Constitution, that combined both energy and restraint,

empowering the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary,

within a framework of limited government, separated powers, and a

system of federalism;

"(4) James Madison was an eloquent proponent of the first 10

amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights;

"(5) James Madison faithfully served his country as a

Representative in Congress from 1789 to 1797, as Secretary of

State from 1801 to 1809, and as President of the United States

from 1809 to 1817;

"(6) as President, James Madison showed courage and resolute

will in leading the United States to victory over Great Britain

in the War of 1812;

"(7) James Madison's political writings, as exemplified by his

Notes on the Federal Convention and his contributions to The

Federalist Papers, are among the most distinguished of American

state papers;

"(8) by his learning, his devotion to ordered liberty, and by

the force of his intellect, James Madison made an indispensable

contribution to the American tradition of democratic

constitutional republicanism embodied in the Constitution of the

United States, and is justifiably acclaimed as father of the

Constitution;

"(9) it is appropriate to remember, honor, and renew the legacy

of James Madison for the American people and, indeed for all

mankind; and

"(10) as the Nation approaches March 16, 2001, marking the

anniversary of the birth of James Madison, it is appropriate to

establish a commission for the commemoration of that anniversary.

"SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT.

"A commission to be known as the James Madison Commemoration

Commission (in this Act referred to as the 'Commission') and a

committee to be known as the James Madison Commemoration Advisory

Committee (in this Act referred to as the 'Advisory Committee') are

established.

"SEC. 4. DUTIES.

"(a) Commission. - The Commission shall -

"(1) in cooperation with the Advisory Committee and the Library

of Congress, direct the Government Printing Office to compile and

publish a substantial number of copies of a book (as directed by

the Commission) containing a selection of the most important

writings of James Madison and tributes to him by members of the

Commission and other persons that the Commission deems

appropriate;

"(2) in cooperation with the Advisory Committee and the Library

of Congress, plan and coordinate 1 or more symposia, at least 1

of which will be held on March 16, 2001, and all of which will be

devoted to providing a better understanding of James Madison's

contribution to American political culture;

"(3) in cooperation with the Advisory Committee recognize such

other events celebrating James Madison's birth and life as

official events of the Commission;

"(4) develop and coordinate any other activities relating to

the anniversary of the birth of James Madison as may be

appropriate;

"(5) accept essay papers (via the Internet or otherwise) from

students attending public and private institutions of elementary

and secondary education in any State regarding James Madison's

life and contributions to America and award certificates to

students who author exceptional papers on this subject; and

"(6) bestow honorary memberships to the Commission or to the

Advisory Committee upon such persons as it deems appropriate.

"(b) Advisory Committee. - The Advisory Committee shall -

"(1) submit a suggested selection of James Madison's most

important writings to the Commission for the Commission to

consider for inclusion in the book printed as provided in

subsection (a)(1);

"(2) submit a list and description of events concerning the

birth and life of James Madison to the Commission for the

Commission's consideration in recognizing such events as official

'Commission Events'; and

"(3) make such other recommendations to the Commission as a

majority of its members deem appropriate.

"SEC. 5. MEMBERSHIP.

"(a) Membership of the Commission. -

"(1) Number and appointment. - The Commission shall be composed

of 19 members, as follows:

"(A) The Chief Justice of the United States or such

individual's delegate who is an Associate Justice of the

Supreme Court of the United States.

"(B) The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader of the

Senate or each such individual's delegate who is a Member of

the Senate.

"(C) The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives or each such

individual's delegate who is a Member of the House of

Representatives.

"(D) The Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Committee on

the Judiciary of the Senate or each such individual's delegate

who is a member of such committee.

"(E) The Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Committee on

the Judiciary of the House of Representatives or each such

individual's delegate who is a member of such committee.

"(F) Two Members of the Senate selected by the Majority

Leader of the Senate and 2 Members of the Senate selected by

the Minority Leader of the Senate.

"(G) Two members of the House of Representatives selected by

the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 2 Members of

the House of Representatives selected by the Minority Leader of

the House of Representatives.

"(H) Two members of the executive branch selected by the

President of the United States.

"(2) Chairman and vice chairman. - The Chief Justice of the

United States shall serve as Chairman of the Commission and the

members of the Commission shall select a vice chairman from its

members, unless the Chief Justice appoints a delegate to serve in

his stead, in which circumstance, the members of the Commission

shall select a chairman and vice chairman from its members.

"(b) Membership of the Advisory Committee. -

"(1) Number and appointment. - The Advisory Committee shall be

composed of 14 members, as follows:

"(A) The Archivist of the United States or such individual's

delegate.

"(B) The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution or such

individual's delegate.

"(C) The Executive Director of Montpelier, the home of James

Madison, and the 2001 Planning Committee of Montpelier or such

individual's delegate.

"(D) The President of James Madison University in

Harrisonburg, Virginia or such individual's delegate.

"(E) The Director of the James Madison Center, James Madison

University in Harrisonburg, Virginia or such individual's

delegate.

"(F) The President of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Foundation or such individual's delegate.

"(G) Two members, who are not Members of Congress but have

expertise on the legal and historical significance of James

Madison, selected by the Majority Leader of the Senate, and 2

members, who are not Members of Congress but have expertise on

the legal and historical significance of James Madison,

selected by the Minority Leader of the Senate.

"(H) Two members, who are not Members of Congress but who

have expertise on the legal and historical significance of

James Madison, selected by the Speaker of the House of

Representatives, and 2 members, who are not Members of Congress

but who have expertise on the legal and historical significance

of James Madison, selected by the Minority Leader of the House

of Representatives.

"(2) Chairman and vice chairman. - The members of the Advisory

Committee shall select a chairman and vice chairman from its

members.

"(c) Terms. - Each member of the Commission shall be selected and

each member of the Advisory Committee shall be selected not later

than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 19,

2000] and shall serve for the life of the Commission and the

Advisory Committee, respectively.

"(d) Vacancies. - A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in

the same manner in which the original appointment was made in

subsection (a). A vacancy in the Advisory Committee shall be filled

by the person holding the office named in subsection (b) or his

designate.

"(e) Compensation. -

"(1) Rates of pay. - Members of the Commission and the Advisory

Committee shall serve without pay.

"(2) Travel expenses. - Each member of the Commission and the

Advisory Committee may receive travel expenses, including per

diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and

5703 of title 5, United States Code.

"(f) Meetings. - The Commission shall meet at the call of its

chairman or a majority of its members. The Advisory Committee shall

meet at the call of the chairman or a majority of its members.

"(g) Approval of Actions. - All official actions of the

Commission under this Act shall be approved by the affirmative vote

of not less than a majority of the members. All official actions of

the Advisory Committee under this Act shall be approved by the

affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the members.

"SEC. 6. POWERS.

"(a) Delegation of Authority. - Any member or staff person of the

Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action

that the Commission is authorized to take by this Act.

"(b) Contract Authority. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may procure services and

property, and make or enter into contracts, leases, or other

legal agreements, in order to carry out this Act.

"(2) Restriction. - The contracts, leases, or other legal

agreements made or entered into by the Commission shall not

extend beyond the date of termination of the Commission.

"(3) Termination. - All supplies and property acquired by the

Commission under this Act that remain in the possession of the

Commission on the date of termination of the Commission shall

become the property of the General Services Administration upon

the date of the termination.

"(c) Information. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may secure directly from any

Federal agency information necessary to enable it to carry out

this Act. Upon request of the chairperson of the Commission, the

head of the Federal agency shall furnish the information to the

Commission.

"(2) Exception. - Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any

information that the Commission is prohibited to secure or

request by another law.

"(d) Rules and Regulations. - The Commission may adopt such rules

and regulations as may be necessary to conduct meetings and carry

out its duties under this Act. The Commission may also adopt such

rules for the Advisory Committee.

"(e) Mails. - The Commission may use the United States mails in

the same manner and under the same conditions as other Federal

agencies, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate may mail

items on behalf of the Commission.

"(f) Necessary and Proper Powers. - The Commission may exercise

such other powers as are necessary and proper in carrying out and

effecting the purposes of this Act.

"SEC. 7. STAFFING AND SUPPORT.

"The Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate,

the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of

Representatives, and the Librarian of Congress shall provide the

Commission and the Advisory Committee with such assistance,

including staff support, facilities, and supplies at no charge, as

may be necessary to carry out its duties.

"SEC. 8. CONTRIBUTIONS.

"(a) Donations. - The Commission may accept donations of money,

personal services, and property, both real and personal, including

books, manuscripts, miscellaneous printed matter, memorabilia,

relics, and other materials related to James Madison.

"(b) Use of Funds. -

"(1) In general. - Any funds donated to the Commission may be

used by the Commission to carry out this Act. The source and

amount of such funds shall be listed in the interim and final

reports required under section 9.

"(2) Procurement requirements. -

"(A) In general. - In addition to any procurement requirement

otherwise applicable to the Commission, the Commission shall

conduct procurements of property or services involving donated

funds pursuant to the small purchase procedures required by

section 303(g) of the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253(g)). Section 15(j) of the

Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(j)) shall not apply to such

procurements.

"(B) Definition. - In this paragraph, the term 'donated

funds' means any funds of which 50 percent or more derive from

funds donated to the Commission.

"(c) Volunteer Services. - Notwithstanding section 1342 of title

31, United States Code, the Commission may accept and use voluntary

and uncompensated services as the Commission determines necessary.

"(d) Remaining Funds. - Funds remaining upon the date of

termination of the Commission shall be used to ensure the proper

disposition of property donated to the Commission as specified in

the final report required by section 9.

"SEC. 9. REPORTS.

"(a) Interim Report. - Not later than February 15, 2001, the

Commission shall prepare and submit to the President and Congress

an interim report detailing the activities of the Commission,

including an accounting of funds received and expended by the

Commission, during the period beginning on the date of enactment of

this Act [Dec. 19, 2000] and ending on December 31, 2000.

"(b) Final Report. - Not later than February 15, 2002, the

Commission shall submit to the President and to Congress a final

report containing -

"(1) a summary of the activities of the Commission;

"(2) a final accounting of funds received and expended by the

Commission;

"(3) the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the

Commission;

"(4) specific recommendations concerning the final disposition

of historically significant items donated to the Commission under

section 8(a), if any; and

"(5) any additional views of any member of the Commission

concerning the Commission's recommendations that such member

requests to be included in the final report.

"SEC. 10. AUDIT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

"(a) In General. - The Inspector General of the General Services

Administration shall audit financial transactions of the

Commission, including financial transactions involving donated

funds, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In

conducting an audit pursuant to this section, the Inspector General

shall have access to all books, accounts, financial records,

reports, files, and other papers, items, or property in use by the

Commission, as necessary to facilitate the audit, and shall be

afforded full facilities for verifying transactions with the

balances or securities held by depositories, fiscal agents, and

custodians.

"(b) Audit Reports. - Not later than March 15, 2001, the

Inspector General of the General Services Administration shall

submit to the President and to Congress a report detailing the

results of any audit of the financial transactions of the

Commission conducted before January 1, 2001. Not later than March

15, 2002, such Inspector General shall submit to the President and

to Congress a report detailing the results of any audit of the

financial transactions of the Commission conducted during the

period beginning on January 1, 2001, and ending on December 31,

2001.

"SEC. 11. TERMINATION.

"The Commission and the Advisory Committee shall terminate not

later than 60 days following submission of the final report

required by section 9.

"SEC. 12. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act

$250,000 for fiscal year 2001."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

Pub. L. 106-173, Feb. 25, 2000, 114 Stat. 14, as amended by Pub.

L. 107-20, title II, Sec. 2804, July 24, 2001, 115 Stat. 185; Pub.

L. 107-68, title II, Sec. 209, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 588; Pub.

L. 107-117, div. B, Sec. 917(a), Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2324,

provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be cited as the 'Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

Commission Act'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

"Congress makes the following findings:

"(1) Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, was one of the

Nation's most prominent leaders, demonstrating true courage

during the Civil War, one of the greatest crises in the Nation's

history.

"(2) Born of humble roots in Hardin County, Kentucky, on

February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln rose to the Presidency through

a legacy of honesty, integrity, intelligence, and commitment to

the United States.

"(3) With the belief that all men were created equal, Abraham

Lincoln led the effort to free all slaves in the United States.

"(4) Abraham Lincoln had a generous heart, with malice toward

none and with charity for all.

"(5) Abraham Lincoln gave the ultimate sacrifice for the

country Lincoln loved, dying from an assassin's bullet on April

15, 1865.

"(6) All Americans could benefit from studying the life of

Abraham Lincoln, for Lincoln's life is a model for accomplishing

the 'American Dream' through honesty, integrity, loyalty, and a

lifetime of education.

"(7) The year 2009 will be the bicentennial anniversary of the

birth of Abraham Lincoln, and a commission should be established

to study and recommend to Congress activities that are fitting

and proper to celebrate that anniversary in a manner that

appropriately honors Abraham Lincoln.

"SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT.

"There is established a commission to be known as the Abraham

Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (referred to in this Act as the

'Commission').

"SEC. 4. DUTIES.

"The Commission shall have the following duties:

"(1) To study activities that may be carried out by the Federal

Government to determine whether the activities are fitting and

proper to honor Abraham Lincoln on the occasion of the

bicentennial anniversary of Lincoln's birth, including -

"(A) the minting of an Abraham Lincoln bicentennial penny;

"(B) the issuance of an Abraham Lincoln bicentennial postage

stamp;

"(C) the convening of a joint meeting or joint session of

Congress for ceremonies and activities relating to Abraham

Lincoln;

"(D) a redesignation of the Lincoln Memorial, or other

activity with respect to the Memorial; and

"(E) the acquisition and preservation of artifacts associated

with Abraham Lincoln.

"(2) To recommend to Congress the activities that the

Commission considers most fitting and proper to honor Abraham

Lincoln on such occasion, and the entity or entities in the

Federal Government that the Commission considers most appropriate

to carry out such activities.

"SEC. 5. MEMBERSHIP.

"(a) Number and Appointment. - The Commission shall be composed

of 15 members appointed as follows:

"(1) Two members, each of whom shall be a qualified citizen

described in subsection (b), appointed by the President.

"(2) One member, who shall be a qualified citizen described in

subsection (b), appointed by the President on the recommendation

of the Governor of Illinois.

"(3) One member, who shall be a qualified citizen described in

subsection (b), appointed by the President on the recommendation

of the Governor of Indiana.

"(4) One member, who shall be a qualified citizen described in

subsection (b), appointed by the President on the recommendation

of the Governor of Kentucky.

"(5) Three members, at least one of whom shall be a Member of

the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the

House of Representatives.

"(6) Three members, at least one of whom shall be a Senator,

appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

"(7) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Member of the

House of Representatives, appointed by the minority leader of the

House of Representatives.

"(8) Two members, at least one of whom shall be a Senator,

appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

"(b) Qualified Citizen. - A qualified citizen described in this

subsection is a private citizen of the United States with -

"(1) a demonstrated dedication to educating others about the

importance of historical figures and events; and

"(2) substantial knowledge and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln.

"(c) Time of Appointment. - Each initial appointment of a member

of the Commission shall be made before the expiration of the

120-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act

[Feb. 25, 2000].

"(d) Continuation of Membership. - If a member of the Commission

was appointed to the Commission as a Member of Congress, and ceases

to be a Member of Congress, that member may continue to serve on

the Commission for not longer than the 30-day period beginning on

the date that member ceases to be a Member of Congress.

"(e) Terms. - Each member shall be appointed for the life of the

Commission.

"(f) Vacancies. - A vacancy in the Commission shall not affect

the powers of the Commission but shall be filled in the manner in

which the original appointment was made.

"(g) Basic Pay. - Members shall serve on the Commission without

pay.

"(h) Travel Expenses. - Each member shall receive travel

expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance

with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United States Code.

"(i) Quorum. - Five members of the Commission shall constitute a

quorum but a lesser number may hold hearings.

"(j) Chair. - The Commission shall select a Chair from among the

members of the Commission.

"(k) Meetings. - The Commission shall meet at the call of the

Chair. Periodically, the Commission shall hold a meeting in

Springfield, Illinois.

"SEC. 6. DIRECTOR AND STAFF.

"(a) Director. - The Commission may appoint and fix the pay of a

Director and such additional personnel as the Commission considers

to be appropriate.

"(b) Applicability of Certain Civil Service Laws. -

"(1) Director. - The Director of the Commission may be

appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, United

States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service,

and may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51

and subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relating to

classification and General Schedule pay rates.

"(2) Staff. - The staff of the Commission shall be appointed

subject to the provisions of title 5, United States Code,

governing appointments in the competitive service, and shall be

paid in accordance with the provisions of chapter 51 and

subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relating to

classification and General Schedule pay rates.

"SEC. 7. POWERS.

"(a) Hearings and Sessions. - The Commission may, for the purpose

of carrying out this Act, hold such hearings, sit and act at such

times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as

the Commission considers to be appropriate.

"(b) Powers of Members and Agents. - Any member or agent of the

Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action

that the Commission is authorized to take by this Act.

"(c) Obtaining Official Data. - The Commission may secure

directly from any department or agency of the United States

information necessary to enable the Commission to carry out this

Act. Upon request of the Chair of the Commission, the head of that

department or agency shall furnish that information to the

Commission.

"(d) Mails. - The Commission may use the United States mails in

the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments

and agencies of the United States.

"(e) Administrative Support Services. - Upon the request of the

Commission, the Librarian of Congress shall provide to the

Commission, on a reimbursable basis, administrative support

services necessary for the Commission to carry out its

responsibilities under this Act, including disbursing funds

available to the Commission, and computing and disbursing the basic

pay for Commission personnel.

"(f) Gifts. - The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out

this Act, accept and use gifts of money, property, and services,

and, notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United States Code,

may accept and use voluntary services as the Commission deems

necessary.

"(g) Detail of Federal Employees. - On the request of the

Commission, the head of a Federal agency or other Federal

appointing authority may detail, on a reimbursable or

nonreimbursable basis, any of its employees to the Commission to

assist the Commission in carrying out the duties of the Commission

under this Act. Any such detail of an employee shall be without

interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege. Any

reimbursement under this subsection shall be credited to the

appropriation, fund, or account used for paying the amounts

reimbursed.

"(h) Employment Benefits. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission shall fix employment benefits

for the Director and for additional personnel appointed under

section 6(a), in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

"(2) Employment benefits for the director. -

"(A) In general. - The Commission shall determine whether or

not to treat the Director as a Federal employee for purposes of

employment benefits. If the Commission determines that the

Director is to be treated as a Federal employee, then he or she

is deemed to be an employee as that term is defined by section

2105 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of chapters

63, 83, 84, 87, 89, and 90 of that title, and is deemed to be

an employee for purposes of chapter 81 of that title. If the

Commission determines that the Director is not to be treated as

a Federal employee for purposes of employment benefits, then

the Commission or its administrative support service provider

shall establish appropriate alternative employment benefits for

the Director. The Commission's determination shall be

irrevocable with respect to each individual appointed as

Director, and the Commission shall notify the Office of

Personnel Management and the Department of Labor of its

determination. Notwithstanding the Commission's determination,

the Director's service is deemed to be Federal service for

purposes of section 8501 of title 5, United States Code.

"(B) Detailee serving as director. - Subparagraph (A) shall

not apply to a detailee who is serving as Director.

"(3) Employment benefits for additional personnel. - A person

appointed to the Commission staff under subsection (b)(2) is

deemed to be an employee as that term is defined by section 2105

of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of chapters 63, 83,

84, 87, 89, and 90 of that title, and is deemed to be an employee

for purposes of chapter 81 of that title.

"SEC. 8. REPORTS.

"(a) Interim Reports. - The Commission may submit to Congress

such interim reports as the Commission considers to be appropriate.

"(b) Final Report. - The Commission shall submit a final report

to Congress not later than the expiration of the 4-year period

beginning on the date of the formation of the Commission. The final

report shall contain -

"(1) a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of

the Commission;

"(2) the recommendations of the Commission; and

"(3) any other information that the Commission considers to be

appropriate.

"SEC. 9. BUDGET ACT COMPLIANCE.

"Any spending authority provided under this Act shall be

effective only to such extent and in such amounts as are provided

in appropriation Acts.

"SEC. 10. TERMINATION.

"The Commission shall terminate 120 days after submitting the

final report of the Commission pursuant to section 8.

"SEC. 11. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out this Act."

[Pub. L. 107-117, div. B, Sec. 917(b), Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat.

2325, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending

section 209 of Pub. L. 107-68, which amended section 7 of Pub. L.

106-173, set out above] shall take effect as if included in the

enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002

(Public Law 107-68)."]

-EXEC-

PROC. NO. 4934. ARMED FORCES DAY

Proc. No. 4934, Apr. 16, 1982, 47 F.R. 16767, provided:

Each year we Americans set aside one day to honor the brave and

dedicated men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps

and Coast Guard.

They serve our nation with dignity, courage, and pride in duty

stations throughout the world. The peace we enjoy today reminds us

of their important role.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States

of America and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United

States, continuing the precedent of my seven immediate predecessors

in this Office, do hereby proclaim the third Saturday of each May

as Armed Forces Day.

I direct the Secretary of Defense on behalf of the Army, the

Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps, and the Secretary of

Transportation on behalf of the Coast Guard, to plan for

appropriate observances each year, with the Secretary of Defense

responsible for soliciting the participation and cooperation of

civil authorities and private citizens.

I invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto

Rico, and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United

States, to provide for the observance of Armed Forces Day within

their jurisdiction each year in an appropriate manner designed to

increase public understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces

of the United States.

I also invite national and local veterans, civic and other

organizations to join in the observance of Armed Forces Day each

year.

I call upon all Americans not only to display the flag of the

United States at their homes on Armed Forces Day, but also to learn

about our system of defense, and about the men and women who

sustain it, by attending and participating in the local observances

of the day.

Proclamation 4571 of May 15, 1978, is hereby superseded.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of

April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two and

of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred

and sixth.

Ronald Reagan.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 13072

Ex. Ord. No. 13072, Feb. 2, 1998, 63 F.R. 6041, provided for

formation of the White House Millennium Council to lead the country

in a celebration of the new millennium by initiating and

recognizing national and local projects that contributed in

educational, creative, and productive ways to America's

commemoration of that historic time.

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Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec. 101. American Heart Month

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating February as American Heart Month;

(2) inviting the chief executive officers of the States,

territories, and possessions of the United States to issue

proclamations designating February as American Heart Month; and

(3) urging the people of the United States to recognize the

nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and to

support all essential programs required to solve the problem.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1254.)

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In clause (2), the words "chief executive officers" are

substituted for "Governors", and the words "territories, and

possessions" are substituted for "territories", for clarity and

consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the

United States Code.

SHORT TITLE OF 2002 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 107-323, Sec. 1, Dec. 4, 2002, 116 Stat. 2787, provided

that: "This Act [amending section 902 of this title and enacting

provisions set out as a note under section 902 of this title] may

be cited as the 'POW/MIA Memorial Flag Act of 2002'."

SHORT TITLE OF 1998 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 105-277, div. C, title I, Sec. 142(a), Oct. 21, 1998, 112

Stat. 2681-603, provided that: "This section [enacting section

220512 of this title, amending sections 220501, 220503 to 220506,

220509 to 220511, 220521 to 220524, and 220528 of this title, and

enacting provisions set out as a note under section 220501 of this

title] may be cited as the 'Olympic and Amateur Sports Act

Amendments of 1998'."

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CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec. 102. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

(b) Proclamations. - The President is requested to issue each

year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, and

the chief executive officers of each State of the United States,

the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam,

American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands,

Micronesia, and Palau are requested to issue each year

proclamations calling on the people of their respective

jurisdictions, to observe Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1254.)

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102(a) 36:169k(a). Oct. 23, 1992, Pub. L.

102-450, Sec. 2, 106 Stat.

2251.

102(b) 36:169k(b)-(d).

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CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 103. Cancer Control Month

-STATUTE-

(a) General. - The President is requested -

(1) to issue each year a proclamation designating April as

Cancer Control Month; and

(2) to invite each year the chief executive officers of the

States, territories, and possessions of the United States to

issue proclamations designating April as Cancer Control Month.

(b) Contents of Proclamations. - As part of those proclamations,

the chief executive officers and President are requested to invite

the medical profession, the press, and all agencies and individuals

interested in a national program for the control of cancer by

education and other cooperative means to unite during Cancer

Control Month in a public dedication to the program and in a

concerted effort to make the people of the United States aware of

the need for the program.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1255.)

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substituted for "Governors" for clarity and consistency in the

revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.

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CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec. 104. Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - The first Saturday after Labor Day is Carl

Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President shall issue a proclamation

calling on the people of the United States to observe Carl Garner

Federal Lands Cleanup Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies,

and activities. However, activities may be undertaken in individual

States on a day other than the first Saturday after Labor Day if a

manager of Federal land decides that an alternative date is more

appropriate because of climatological or other factors.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1255.)

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104(a) 36:169i (1st Aug. 27, 1986, Pub. L.

sentence). 99-402, Sec. 3, 100 Stat.

910; Nov. 12, 1996, Pub. L.

104-333, Sec. 806, 110 Stat.

4188.

104(b) 36:169i (last

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Lands Cleanup Day" are omitted as unnecessary.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 105. Child Health Day

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the first Monday in October as Child Health

Day; and

(2) inviting all agencies and organizations interested in child

welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that

will make the people of the United States aware of the

fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and

develop the health of the children of the United States.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1255.)

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105 36:143. May 18, 1928, ch. 643, 45

Stat. 617; Sept. 22, 1959,

Pub. L. 86-352, 73 Stat. 627.

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Sec. 106. Citizenship Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - September 17 is Citizenship Day.

(b) Purpose. - Citizenship Day commemorates the formation and

signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognizes

all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become

citizens.

(c) Proclamation. - The President may issue each year a

proclamation calling on United States Government officials to

display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings

on Citizenship Day and inviting the people of the United States to

observe Citizenship Day, in schools and churches, or other suitable

places, with appropriate ceremonies.

(d) State and Local Observances. - The civil and educational

authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to

make plans for the proper observance of Citizenship Day and for the

complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and

opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and

locality in which they reside.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1255.)

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106(a) 36:153 (1st par. Feb. 29, 1952, ch. 49, Sec.

1st-13th words). 1, 66 Stat. 9.

106(b) 36:153 (1st par.

14th word-words

before "and the

President").

106(c) 36:153 (1st par.

words after "of

citizenship").

106(d) 36:153 (2d, last

pars.).

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Sec. 107. Columbus Day

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the second Monday in October as Columbus Day;

(2) calling on United States Government officials to display

the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on

Columbus Day; and

(3) inviting the people of the United States to observe

Columbus Day, in schools and churches, or other suitable places,

with appropriate ceremonies that express the public sentiment

befitting the anniversary of the discovery of America.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1256.)

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In clause (1), the words "the 2d Monday in October" are

substituted for "October 12" in the Act of April 30, 1934 (ch. 184,

48 Stat. 657), because of section 1(b) of the Act of June 28, 1968

(Public Law 90-363, 82 Stat. 250).

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-HEAD-

Sec. 108. Constitution Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating September 17 through September 23 as

Constitution Week; and

(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe

Constitution Week, in schools, churches, and other suitable

places, with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1256.)

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Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec. 109. Father's Day

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(a) Designation. - The third Sunday in June is Father's Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation -

(1) calling on United States Government officials to display

the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on

Father's Day;

(2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the

United States to observe Father's Day with appropriate

ceremonies; and

(3) urging the people of the United States to offer public and

private expressions of Father's Day to the abiding love and

gratitude they have for their fathers.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1256.)

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109(a) 36:142a (1st Apr. 24, 1972, Pub. L.

sentence). 92-278, 86 Stat. 124.

109(b) 36:142a (last

sentence).

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In subsection (b)(1), the word "appropriate" is omitted as

unnecessary.

In subsection (b)(2), the words "State and local governments" are

substituted for "the governments of the States and communities" for

consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the

United States Code.

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Sec. 110. Flag Day

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(a) Designation. - June 14 is Flag Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation -

(1) calling on United States Government officials to display

the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Flag

Day; and

(2) urging the people of the United States to observe Flag Day

as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the

Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official

flag of the United States.

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110(a) 36:157 (words Aug. 3, 1949, ch. 385, 63

before 1st comma). Stat. 492.

110(b) 36:157 (words after

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Sec. 111. Gold Star Mother's Day

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(a) Designation. - The last Sunday in September is Gold Star

Mother's Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation calling on United States Government officials to

display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings,

and the people of the United States to display the flag and hold

appropriate meetings at homes, churches, or other suitable places,

on Gold Star Mother's Day as a public expression of the love,

sorrow, and reverence of the people for Gold Star Mothers.

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111(a) 36:148 (words June 23, 1936, ch. 736, 49

before comma). Stat. 1895.

111(b) 36:147.

36:148 (words after

comma).

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omitted as unnecessary. The words "Gold Star Mother's Day" are

substituted for "the last Sunday in September" in 36:147 for

clarity. The word "American" is omitted as unnecessary.

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Sec. 112. Honor America Days

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(a) Designation. - The 21 days from Flag Day through Independence

Day is a period to honor America.

(b) Congressional Declaration. - Congress declares that there be

public gatherings and activities during that period at which the

people of the United States can celebrate and honor their country

in an appropriate way.

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Sec. 113. Law Day, U.S.A.

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(a) Designation. - May 1 is Law Day, U.S.A.

(b) Purpose. - Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration

by the people of the United States -

(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of

their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to

the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations

with each other and with other countries; and

(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital

to the democratic way of life.

(c) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation -

(1) calling on all public officials to display the flag of the

United States on all Government buildings on Law Day, U.S.A.; and

(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe Law

Day, U.S.A., with appropriate ceremonies and in other appropriate

ways, through public entities and private organizations and in

schools and other suitable places.

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113(a) 36:164 (1st par. Apr. 7, 1961, Pub. L. 87-20,

1st sentence). 75 Stat. 43.

113(b) 36:164 (1st par.

last sentence).

113(c) 36:164 (last par.).

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"nations" for consistency in the revised title and with other

titles of the United States Code.

In subsection (c)(2), the word "entities" is substituted for

"bodies" for consistency in the revised title and with other titles

of the Code.

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Sec. 114. Leif Erikson Day

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The President may issue each year a proclamation designating

October 9 as Leif Erikson Day.

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Sec. 115. Loyalty Day

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(a) Designation. - May 1 is Loyalty Day.

(b) Purpose. - Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation

of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the

heritage of American freedom.

(c) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation -

(1) calling on United States Government officials to display

the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on

Loyalty Day; and

(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe Loyalty

Day with appropriate ceremonies in schools and other suitable

places.

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115(a) 36:162 (1st-13th July 18, 1958, Pub. L.

words). 85-529, 72 Stat. 369.

115(b) 36:162 (14th

word-semicolon).

115(c) 36:162 (words after

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Sec. 116. Memorial Day

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(a) Designation. - The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation -

(1) calling on the people of the United States to observe

Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious

faith, for permanent peace;

(2) designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which

the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace;

(3) calling on the people of the United States to unite in

prayer at that time; and

(4) calling on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and

the period of prayer.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1257.)

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In subsection (a), the designation is added, and the words "last

Monday in May" are substituted for "May 30" in the Act of May 11,

1950 (ch. 182, 64 Stat. 158), because of section 1(b) of the Act of

June 28, 1968 (Public Law 90-363, 82 Stat. 250).

In subsection (b)(4), the word "media" is substituted for

"newspapers, radio stations, and all other mediums of information"

to eliminate unnecessary words.

NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE

Pub. L. 106-579, Dec. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 3078, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be cited as the 'National Moment of Remembrance

Act'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

"Congress finds that -

"(1) it is essential to remember and renew the legacy of

Memorial Day, which was established in 1868 to pay tribute to

individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to

the United States and their families;

"(2) greater strides must be made to demonstrate appreciation

for those loyal people of the United States whose values,

represented by their sacrifices, are critical to the future of

the United States;

"(3) the Federal Government has a responsibility to raise

awareness of and respect for the national heritage, and to

encourage citizens to dedicate themselves to the values and

principles for which those heroes of the United States died;

"(4) the relevance of Memorial Day must be made more apparent

to present and future generations of people of the United States

through local and national observances and ongoing activities;

"(5) in House Concurrent Resolution 302, agreed to May 25,

2000, Congress called on the people of the United States, in a

symbolic act of unity, to observe a National Moment of

Remembrance to honor the men and women of the United States who

died in the pursuit of freedom and peace;

"(6) in Presidential Proclamation No. 7315 of May 26, 2000 (65

Fed. Reg. 34907), the President proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29,

2000, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designated 3:00

p.m. local time on that day as the time to join in prayer and to

observe the National Moment of Remembrance; and

"(7) a National Moment of Remembrance and other commemorative

events are needed to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble

event that that day is intended to be.

"SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

"In this Act:

"(1) Alliance. - The term 'Alliance' means the Remembrance

Alliance established by section 9(a).

"(2) Commission. - The term 'Commission' means the White House

Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance established by

section 5(a).

"(3) Executive director and white house liaison. - The term

'Executive Director and White House Liaison' means the Executive

Director and White House Liaison appointed under section

10(a)(1).

"(4) Memorial day. - The term 'Memorial Day' means the legal

public holiday designated as Memorial Day by section 6103(a) of

title 5, United States Code.

"(5) Tribal government. - The term 'tribal government' means

the governing body of an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of

the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25

U.S.C. 450b).

"SEC. 4. NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE.

"The minute beginning at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day

each year is designated as the 'National Moment of Remembrance'.

"SEC. 5. ESTABLISHMENT OF WHITE HOUSE COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL

MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE.

"(a) Establishment. - There is established a commission to be

known as the 'White House Commission on the National Moment of

Remembrance'.

"(b) Membership. -

"(1) Composition. - The Commission shall be composed of the

following:

"(A) 4 members appointed by the President, including at least

1 representative of tribal governments.

"(B) The Secretary of Defense (or a designee).

"(C) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (or a designee).

"(D) The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (or a

designee).

"(E) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management (or a

designee).

"(F) The Administrator of General Services (or a designee).

"(G) The Secretary of Transportation (or a designee).

"(H) The Secretary of Education (or a designee).

"(I) The Secretary of the Interior (or a designee).

"(J) The Executive Director of the President's Commission on

White House Fellows (or a designee).

"(K) The Secretary of the Army (or a designee).

"(L) The Secretary of the Navy (or a designee).

"(M) The Secretary of the Air Force (or a designee).

"(N) The Commandant of the Marine Corps (or a designee).

"(O) The Commandant of the Coast Guard (or a designee).

"(P) The Executive Director and White House Liaison (or a

designee).

"(Q) The Chief of Staff of the Army.

"(R) The Chief of Naval Operations.

"(S) The Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

"(T) Any other member, the appointment of whom the Commission

determines is necessary to carry out this Act.

"(2) Nonvoting members. - The members appointed to the

Commission under subparagraphs (K) through (T) of paragraph (1)

shall be nonvoting members.

"(3) Date of appointments. - All appointments under paragraph

(1) shall be made not later than 90 days after the date of

enactment of this Act [Dec. 28, 2000].

"(c) Term; Vacancies. -

"(1) Term. - A member shall be appointed to the Commission for

the life of the Commission.

"(2) Vacancies. - A vacancy on the Commission -

"(A) shall not affect the powers of the Commission; and

"(B) shall be filled in the same manner as the original

appointment was made.

"(d) Initial Meeting. - Not later than 30 days after the date

specified in subsection (b)(3) for completion of appointments, the

Commission shall hold the initial meeting of the Commission.

"(e) Meetings. - The Commission shall meet at the call of the

Chairperson.

"(f) Quorum. - A majority of the voting members of the Commission

shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold

hearings.

"(g) Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. - The Commission shall

select a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from among the members

of the Commission at the initial meeting of the Commission.

"SEC. 6. DUTIES.

"(a) In General. - The Commission shall -

"(1) encourage the people of the United States to give

something back to their country, which provides them so much

freedom and opportunity;

"(2) encourage national, State, local, and tribal participation

by individuals and entities in commemoration of Memorial Day and

the National Moment of Remembrance, including participation by -

"(A) national humanitarian and patriotic organizations;

"(B) elementary, secondary, and higher education

institutions;

"(C) veterans' societies and civic, patriotic, educational,

sporting, artistic, cultural, and historical organizations;

"(D) Federal departments and agencies; and

"(E) museums, including cultural and historical museums; and

"(3) provide national coordination for commemorations in the

United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of

Remembrance.

"(b) Reports. -

"(1) In general. - For each fiscal year in which the Commission

is in existence, the Commission shall submit to the President and

Congress a report describing the activities of the Commission

during the fiscal year.

"(2) Contents. - A report under paragraph (1) may include -

"(A) recommendations regarding appropriate activities to

commemorate Memorial Day and the National Moment of

Remembrance, including -

"(i) the production, publication, and distribution of

books, pamphlets, films, and other educational materials;

"(ii) bibliographical and documentary projects and

publications;

"(iii) conferences, convocations, lectures, seminars, and

other similar programs;

"(iv) the development of exhibits for libraries, museums,

and other appropriate institutions;

"(v) ceremonies and celebrations commemorating specific

events that relate to the history of wars of the United

States; and

"(vi) competitions, commissions, and awards regarding

historical, scholarly, artistic, literary, musical, and other

works, programs, and projects related to commemoration of

Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance;

"(B) recommendations to appropriate agencies or advisory

bodies regarding the issuance by the United States of

commemorative coins, medals, and stamps relating to Memorial

Day and the National Moment of Remembrance;

"(C) recommendations for any legislation or administrative

action that the Commission determines to be appropriate

regarding the commemoration of Memorial Day and the National

Moment of Remembrance;

"(D) an accounting of funds received and expended by the

Commission in the fiscal year covered by the report, including

a detailed description of the source and amount of any funds

donated to the Commission in that fiscal year; and

"(E) a description of cooperative agreements and contracts

entered into by the Commission.

"SEC. 7. POWERS.

"(a) Hearings. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may hold such hearings, sit

and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and

receive such evidence as the Commission considers advisable to

carry out this Act.

"(2) Public participation. - The Commission shall provide for

reasonable public participation in matters before the Commission.

"(b) Information From Federal Agencies. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may secure directly from a

Federal agency such information as the Commission considers

necessary to carry out this Act.

"(2) Provision of information. - On request of the Chairperson

of the Commission, the head of the agency shall provide the

information to the Commission.

"(c) Postal Services. - The Commission may use the United States

mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other

agencies of the Federal Government.

"(d) Gifts. - The Commission may solicit, accept, use, and

dispose of, without further Act of appropriation, gifts, bequests,

devises, and donations of services or property.

"(e) Powers of Members and Agents. - Any member or agent of the

Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action

that the Commission is authorized to take under this Act.

"(f) Authority To Procure and To Make Legal Agreements. -

"(1) In general. - Subject to the availability of

appropriations, to carry out this Act, the Chairperson or Vice

Chairperson of the Commission or the Executive Director and White

House Liaison may, on behalf of the Commission -

"(A) procure supplies, services, and property; and

"(B) enter into contracts, leases, and other legal

agreements.

"(2) Restrictions. -

"(A) Who may act on behalf of commission. - Except as

provided in paragraph (1), nothing in this Act authorizes a

member of the Commission to procure any item or enter into any

agreement described in that paragraph.

"(B) Duration of legal agreements. - A contract, lease, or

other legal agreement entered into by the Commission may not

extend beyond the date of termination of the Commission.

"(3) Supplies and property possessed by commission at

termination. - Any supply, property, or other asset that is

acquired by, and, on the date of termination of the Commission,

remains in the possession of, the Commission shall be considered

property of the General Services Administration.

"(g) Exclusive Right to Name, Logos, Emblems, Seals, and Marks. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may devise any logo, emblem,

seal, or other designating mark that the Commission determines -

"(A) to be required to carry out the duties of the

Commission; or

"(B) to be appropriate for use in connection with the

commemoration of Memorial Day or the National Moment of

Remembrance.

"(2) Licensing. -

"(A) In general. - The Commission -

"(i) shall have the sole and exclusive right to use the

name 'White House Commission on the National Moment of

Remembrance' on any logo, emblem, seal, or descriptive or

designating mark that the Commission lawfully adopts; and

"(ii) shall have the sole and exclusive right to allow or

refuse the use by any other entity of the name 'White House

Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance' on any

logo, emblem, seal, or descriptive or designating mark.

"(B) Transfer on termination. - Unless otherwise provided by

law, all rights of the Commission under subparagraph (A) shall

be transferred to the Administrator of General Services on the

date of termination of the Commission.

"(3) Effect on other rights. - Nothing in this subsection

affects any right established or vested before the date of

enactment of this Act [Dec. 28, 2000].

"(4) Use of funds. - The Commission may, without further Act of

appropriation, use funds received from licensing royalties under

this section to carry out this Act.

"SEC. 8. COMMISSION PERSONNEL MATTERS.

"(a) Compensation of Members. -

"(1) Non-federal employees. - A member of the Commission who is

not an officer or employee of the Federal Government may be

compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual

rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive

Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for

each day (including travel time) during which the member is

engaged in the performance of the duties of the Commission.

"(2) Federal employees. - A member of the Commission who is an

officer or employee of the Federal Government shall serve without

compensation in addition to the compensation received for the

services of the member as an officer or employee of the Federal

Government.

"(b) Travel Expenses. - A member of the Commission may be allowed

travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at

rates authorized for an employee of an agency under subchapter I of

chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from the home

or regular place of business of the member in the performance of

the duties of the Commission.

"(c) Staff. -

"(1) In general. - The Chairperson of the Commission or the

Executive Director and White House Liaison may, without regard to

the civil service laws (including regulations), appoint and

terminate such additional personnel as are necessary to enable

the Commission to perform the duties of the Commission.

"(2) Compensation. -

"(A) In general. - Except as provided in subparagraph (B),

the Chairperson of the Commission may fix the compensation of

the Executive Director and White House Liaison and other

personnel without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and

subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code,

relating to classification of positions and General Schedule

pay rates.

"(B) Maximum rate of pay. - The rate of pay for the Executive

Director and White House Liaison and other personnel shall not

exceed the rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual

rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive

Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for

each day (including travel time) during which the member is

engaged in the performance of the duties of the Commission.

"(d) Detail of Federal Government Employees. -

"(1) In general. - In addition to the details under paragraph

(2), on request of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, or the

Executive Director and White House Liaison, an employee of the

Federal Government may be detailed to the Commission without

reimbursement.

"(2) Detail of specific employees. -

"(A) Military details. -

"(i) Army; air force. - The Secretary of the Army and the

Secretary of the Air Force shall each detail a commissioned

officer above the grade of captain to assist the Commission

in carrying out this Act.

"(ii) Navy. - The Secretary of the Navy shall detail a

commissioned officer of the Navy above the grade of

lieutenant and a commissioned officer of the Marine Corps

above the grade of captain to assist the Commission in

carrying out this Act.

"(B) Veterans affairs; education. - The Secretary of Veterans

Affairs and the Secretary of Education shall each detail an

officer or employee compensated above the level of GS-12 in

accordance with subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United

States Code to assist the Commission in carrying out this Act.

"(3) Civil service status. - The detail of any officer or

employee under this subsection shall be without interruption or

loss of civil service status or privilege.

"(e) Procurement of Temporary and Intermittent Services. - The

Chairperson of the Commission may procure temporary and

intermittent services in accordance with section 3109(b) of title

5, United States Code, at rates for individuals that do not exceed

the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for

level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of that title.

"(f) Cooperative Agreements. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may enter into a cooperative

agreement with another entity, including any Federal agency,

State or local government, or private entity, under which the

entity may assist the Commission in -

"(A) carrying out the duties of the Commission under this

Act; and

"(B) contributing to public awareness of and interest in

Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

"(2) Administrative support services. - On the request of the

Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall provide

to the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, any administrative

support services and any property, equipment, or office space

that the Commission determines to be necessary to carry out this

Act.

"(g) Support From Nonprofit Sector. - The Commission may accept

program support from nonprofit organizations.

"SEC. 9. REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE.

"(a) Establishment. - There is established the Remembrance

Alliance.

"(b) Composition. -

"(1) Members. - The Alliance shall be composed of individuals,

appointed by the Commission, that are representatives or members

of -

"(A) the print, broadcast, or other media industry;

"(B) the national sports community;

"(C) the recreation industry;

"(D) the entertainment industry;

"(E) the retail industry;

"(F) the food industry;

"(G) the health care industry;

"(H) the transportation industry;

"(I) the education community;

"(J) national veterans organizations; and

"(K) families that have lost loved ones in combat.

"(2) Honorary members. - On recommendation of the Alliance, the

Commission may appoint honorary, nonvoting members to the

Alliance.

"(3) Vacancies. - Any vacancy in the membership of the Alliance

shall be filled in the same manner in which the original

appointment was made.

"(4) Meetings. - The Alliance shall conduct meetings in

accordance with procedures approved by the Commission.

"(c) Term. - The Commission may fix the term of appointment for

members of the Alliance.

"(d) Duties. - The Alliance shall assist the Commission in

carrying out this Act by -

"(1) planning, organizing, and implementing an annual White

House Conference on the National Moment of Remembrance and other

similar events;

"(2) promoting the observance of Memorial Day and the National

Moment of Remembrance through appropriate means, subject to any

guidelines developed by the Commission;

"(3) establishing necessary incentives for Federal, State, and

local governments and private sector entities to sponsor and

participate in programs initiated by the Commission or the

Alliance;

"(4) evaluating the effectiveness of efforts by the Commission

and the Alliance in carrying out this Act; and

"(5) carrying out such other duties as are assigned by the

Commission.

"(e) Alliance Personnel Matters. -

"(1) Compensation of members. - A member of the Alliance shall

serve without compensation for the services of the member to the

Alliance.

"(2) Travel expenses. - A member of the Alliance may be allowed

reimbursement for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of

subsistence, at rates authorized for an employee of an agency

under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code,

while away from the home or regular place of business of the

member in the performance of the duties of the Commission.

"(f) Termination. - The Alliance shall terminate on the date of

termination of the Commission.

"SEC. 10. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND WHITE HOUSE LIAISON.

"(a) Appointment. -

"(1) In general. - The Director of the Committee Management

Secretariat Staff of the General Services Administration shall

appoint an individual as Executive Director and White House

Liaison.

"(2) Inapplicability of certain civil service laws. - The

Executive Director and White House Liaison may be appointed

without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code,

governing appointments in the competitive service.

"(b) Duties. - The Executive Director and White House Liaison

shall -

"(1) serve as a liaison between the Commission and the

President;

"(2) serve as chief of staff of the Commission; and

"(3) coordinate the efforts of the Commission and the President

on all matters relating to this Act, including matters relating

to the National Moment of Remembrance.

"(c) Compensation. - The Executive Director and White House

Liaison may be compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent

of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the

Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States

Code, for each day (including travel time) during which the

Executive Director and White House Liaison is engaged in the

performance of the duties of the Commission.

"SEC. 11. AUDIT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

"(a) In General. - The Comptroller General of the United States

shall audit, on an annual basis, the financial transactions of the

Commission (including financial transactions involving donated

funds) in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

"(b) Access. - The Commission shall ensure that the Comptroller

General, in conducting an audit under this section, has -

"(1) access to all books, accounts, financial records, reports,

files, and other papers, items, or property in use by the

Commission, as necessary to facilitate the audit; and

"(2) full ability to verify the financial transactions of the

Commission, including access to any financial records or

securities held for the Commission by depositories, fiscal

agents, or custodians.

"SEC. 12. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act,

to remain available until expended -

"(1) $500,000 for fiscal year 2001; and

"(2) $250,000 for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2009.

"SEC. 13. TERMINATION.

"The Commission shall terminate on the earlier of -

"(1) a date specified by the President that is at least 2 years

after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 28, 2000]; or

"(2) the date that is 10 years after the date of enactment of

this Act."

[For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of

the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the

Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of

Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see

sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic

Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization

Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under

section 542 of Title 6.]

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Sec. 117. Mother's Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation calling on United States Government officials to

display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings,

and on the people of the United States to display the flag at their

homes or other suitable places, on Mother's Day as a public

expression of love and reverence for the mothers of the United

States.

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Sec. 118. National Aviation Day

-STATUTE-

The President may issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating August 19 as National Aviation Day;

(2) calling on United States Government officials to display

the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on

National Aviation Day; and

(3) inviting the people of the United States to observe

National Aviation Day with appropriate exercises to further

stimulate interest in aviation in the United States.

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Sec. 119. National Day of Prayer

-STATUTE-

The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating

the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the

people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and

meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

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119 36:169h. Apr. 17, 1952, ch. 216, 66

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L. 100-307, 102 Stat. 456.

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Sec. 120. National Defense Transportation Day

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the third Friday in May as National Defense

Transportation Day; and

(2) urging the people of the United States, including labor,

management, users, and investors, in all communities served by

the various forms of transportation to observe National Defense

Transportation Day by appropriate ceremonies that will give

complete recognition to the importance to each community and its

people of the transportation system of the United States and the

maintenance of the facilities of the system in the most modern

state of adequacy to serve the needs of the United States in

times of peace and in national defense.

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120 36:160. May 16, 1957, Pub. L. 85-32,

71 Stat. 30.

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and "and every" are omitted as unnecessary.

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Sec. 121. National Disability Employment Awareness Month

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - October is National Disability Employment

Awareness Month.

(b) Ceremonies. - Appropriate ceremonies shall be held throughout

the United States during National Disability Employment Awareness

Month to enlist public support for, and interest in, the employment

of workers with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Governors, mayors, heads of other governmental entities, and

interested organizations and individuals are invited to participate

in the ceremonies.

(c) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a suitable proclamation.

-SOURCE-

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121(a) 36:155 (1st par. Aug. 11, 1945, ch. 363, 59

1st sentence). Stat. 530; Oct. 8, 1970,

Pub. L. 91-442, 84 Stat.

914; Nov. 7, 1988, Pub. L.

100-630, title III, Sec.

301(a), 102 Stat. 3315.

121(b) 36:155 (1st par.

last sentence).

36:155 (last par.

words after 1st

comma).

121(c) 36:155 (last par.

words before 1st

comma).

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omitted as unnecessary. The words "governmental entities" are

substituted for "instrumentalities of government" for consistency

in the revised title and with other titles of the United States

Code. The words "as well as leaders of industry, educational and

religious groups, labor, veterans, women, farm, scientific and

professional, and all other" are omitted as unnecessary.

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Sec. 122. National Flag Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the week in which June 14 falls as National

Flag Week; and

(2) calling on citizens to display the flag of the United

States during National Flag Week.

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122 36:157a. June 9, 1966, Pub. L.

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Sec. 123. National Forest Products Week

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - The week beginning on the third Sunday in

October is National Forest Products Week.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to

observe National Forest Products Week with appropriate ceremonies

and activities.

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123(a) 36:163 (words Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L.

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Sec. 124. National Freedom Day

-STATUTE-

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating

February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by

Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution

adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that

proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

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124 36:156. June 30, 1948, ch. 755, 62

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Sec. 125. National Grandparents Day

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the first Sunday in September after Labor Day

as National Grandparents Day; and

(2) calling on the people of the United States and interested

groups and organizations to observe National Grandparents Day

with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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125 36:142b. Sept. 6, 1979, Pub. L.

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Sec. 126. National Hispanic Heritage Month

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating September 15 through October 15 as National

Hispanic Heritage Month; and

(2) calling on the people of the United States, especially the

educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage

Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

-SOURCE-

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126 36:169f. Sept. 17, 1968, Pub. L.

90-498, 82 Stat. 848; Aug.

17, 1988, Pub. L. 100-402,

Sec. 1, 102 Stat. 1012.

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Sec. 127. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - July 27 of each year until 2003 is National

Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on -

(1) the people of the United States to observe National Korean

War Veterans Armistice Day with appropriate ceremonies and

activities; and

(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the

United States Government, and interested organizations, groups,

and individuals, to fly the flag of the United States at

halfstaff on July 27 of each year until 2003 in honor of the

individuals who died as a result of their service in Korea.

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127(a) 36:169m (words July 27, 1995, Pub. L.

before "and the 104-19, title II, Sec. 2005,

President"). 109 Stat. 247.

127(b) 36:169m (words

after "Armistice

Day' ").

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instrumentalities" are substituted for "departments and agencies of

the United States" for consistency in the revised title and with

other titles of the United States Code.

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Sec. 128. National Maritime Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - May 22 is National Maritime Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on -

(1) the people of the United States to observe National

Maritime Day by displaying the flag of the United States at their

homes or other suitable places; and

(2) United States Government officials to display the flag on

all Government buildings on National Maritime Day.

-SOURCE-

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Sec. 129. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - December 7 is National Pearl Harbor

Remembrance Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on -

(1) the people of the United States to observe National Pearl

Harbor Remembrance Day with appropriate ceremonies and

activities; and

(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the

United States Government, and interested organizations, groups,

and individuals, to fly the flag of the United States at

halfstaff each December 7 in honor of the individuals who died as

a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

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129(a) 36:169l (words Aug. 23, 1994, Pub. L.

before "and the 103-308, 108 Stat. 1669.

President").

129(b) 36:169l (words

after "Remembrance

Day' ").

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instrumentalities of the United States Government" are substituted

for "Federal agencies" for consistency in the revised title and

with other titles of the United States Code.

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Sec. 130. National Poison Prevention Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation

designating the third week in March as National Poison Prevention

Week to aid in encouraging the people of the United States to learn

of the dangers of accidental poisoning and to take preventive

measures that are warranted by the seriousness of the danger.

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130 36:165. Sept. 26, 1961, Pub. L.

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Sec. 131. National Safe Boating Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation

designating the 7-day period ending on the last Friday before

Memorial Day as National Safe Boating Week.

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131 36:161. June 4, 1958, Pub. L.

85-445, 72 Stat. 179; Oct.

3, 1980, Pub. L. 96-376,

Sec. 9, 94 Stat. 1510; Dec.

20, 1993, Pub. L. 103-236,

title III, Sec. 318(a), 107

Stat. 2427.

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Sec. 132. National School Lunch Week

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - The week beginning on the second Sunday in

October is National School Lunch Week.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to

observe National School Lunch Week with appropriate ceremonies and

activities.

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Sec. 133. National Transportation Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the week that includes the third Friday of May

as National Transportation Week; and

(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe

National Transportation Week with appropriate ceremonies and

activities as a tribute to the men and women who, night and day,

move goods and individuals throughout the United States.

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Sec. 134. Pan American Aviation Day

-STATUTE-

The President may issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating December 17 as Pan American Aviation Day; and

(2) calling on all officials of the United States Government,

the chief executive offices of the States, territories, and

possessions of the United States, and all citizens to participate

in the observance of Pan American Aviation Day to further, and

stimulate interest in, aviation in the American countries as an

important stimulus to the further development of more rapid

communications and a cultural development between the countries

of the Western Hemisphere.

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territories, and possessions of the United States" are substituted

for "Governors of the fifty States, our possessions", and the word

"countries" is substituted for "nations", for consistency in the

revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.

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Sec. 135. Parents' Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day.

(b) Recognition. - All private citizens, organizations, and

Federal, State, and local governmental and legislative entities are

encouraged to recognize Parents' Day through proclamations,

activities, and educational efforts in furtherance of recognizing,

uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in bringing up their

children.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1261.)

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135(a) 36:142c. Oct. 14, 1994, Pub. L.

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135(b) 36:142c-1.

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"bodies" for consistency in the revised title and with other titles

of the United States Code.

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 136. Peace Officers Memorial Day

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor

of Federal, State, and local officers killed or disabled in the

line of duty;

(2) directing United States Government officials to display the

flag of the United States at halfstaff on all Government

buildings on Peace Officers Memorial Day, as provided by section

7(m) of title 4, United States Code; and

(3) inviting State and local governments and the people of the

United States to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day with

appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of

the flag at halfstaff.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1261.)

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136 36:167(1), (2), (4) Oct. 1, 1962, Pub. L.

(related to Peace 87-726, cls. (1), (2), (4)

Officers Memorial (related to Peace Officers

Day). Memorial Day), 76 Stat. 676;

Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L.

103-322, title XXXII, Sec.

320922(a)(2)-(4), 108 Stat.

2131.

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In clause (2), the reference to section 7(m) of title 4 is

substituted for the reference to section 175(m) of title 36 because

the latter provision is being restated in title 4. See section 2 of

the bill.

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 137. Police Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the week in which May 15 occurs as Police Week

in recognition of the service given by men and women who stand

guard to protect the people of the United States through law

enforcement; and

(2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the

United States to observe Police Week with appropriate ceremonies

and activities, including the display of the flag at halfstaff.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1261.)

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137 36:167(3), (4) Oct. 1, 1962, Pub. L.

(related to Police 87-726, cls. (3), (4)

Week). (related to Police Week), 76

Stat. 676; Sept. 13, 1994,

Pub. L. 103-322, title

XXXII, Sec. 320922(a)(1),

(3), (4), 108 Stat. 2131.

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omitted as unnecessary.

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Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 138. Save Your Vision Week

-STATUTE-

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating the first week in March as Save Your Vision

Week;

(2) inviting the governors and mayors of State and local

governments to issue proclamations designating the first week in

March as Save Your Vision Week;

(3) inviting the communications media, health care professions,

and other agencies and individuals concerned with programs for

the improvement of vision to unite during Save Your Vision Week

in public activities to convince the people of the United States

of the importance of vision to their welfare and the welfare of

the United States; and

(4) urging the media, health care professions, and other

agencies and individuals to support programs to improve and

protect the vision of the people of the United States.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1261.)

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proclamation" and "press, radio, television, and other" are omitted

as unnecessary.

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ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 139. Steelmark Month

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - May is Steelmark Month.

(b) Purpose. - Steelmark Month recognizes the tremendous

contribution made by the steel industry in the United States to

national security and defense.

(c) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a

proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe

Steelmark Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1262.)

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139(a) 36:169e (1st Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L.

sentence 1st-13th 89-703, 80 Stat. 1099.

words).

139(b) 36:169e (1st

sentence 14th-last

words).

139(c) 36:169e (last

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"proceedings" for consistency in this chapter.

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ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 140. Stephen Foster Memorial Day

-STATUTE-

The President may issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating January 13 as Stephen Foster Memorial Day; and

(2) calling on the people of the United States to observe

Stephen Foster Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies,

pilgrimages to his shrines, and musical programs featuring his

compositions.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1262.)

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140 36:158. Oct. 27, 1951, ch. 593, 65

Stat. 659.

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Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 141. Thomas Jefferson's birthday

-STATUTE-

The President shall issue each year a proclamation -

(1) calling on officials of the United States Government to

display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings

on April 13; and

(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe April

13 in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with

appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of Thomas Jefferson's

birthday.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1262.)

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Stat. 668.

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Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 142. White Cane Safety Day

-STATUTE-

The President may issue each year a proclamation -

(1) designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day; and

(2) calling on the people of the United States to observe White

Cane Safety Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1262.)

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142 36:169d. Oct. 6, 1964, Pub. L.

88-628, 78 Stat. 1003.

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Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

-HEAD-

Sec. 143. Wright Brothers Day

-STATUTE-

(a) Designation. - December 17 is Wright Brothers Day.

(b) Purpose. - Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first

successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled

airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December

17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

(c) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe

Wright Brothers Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1262.)

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143(a) 36:169 (1st Dec. 17, 1963, Pub. L.

sentence words 88-209, 77 Stat. 402.

before 1st comma).

143(b) 36:169 (1st

sentence words

after 1st comma).

143(c) 36:169 (last

sentence).

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CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT COMMEMORATION ACT

Pub. L. 105-389, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3486, as amended by

Pub. L. 106-68, Sec. 1, Oct. 6, 1999, 113 Stat. 981, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be cited as the 'Centennial of Flight Commemoration

Act'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

"Congress finds that -

"(1) December 17, 2003, is the 100th anniversary of the first

successful manned, free, controlled, and sustained flight by a

power-driven, heavier-than-air machine;

"(2) the first flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright represents

the fulfillment of the age-old dream of flying;

"(3) the airplane has dramatically changed the course of

transportation, commerce, communication, and warfare throughout

the world;

"(4) the achievement by the Wright brothers stands as a triumph

of American ingenuity, inventiveness, and diligence in developing

new technologies, and remains an inspiration for all Americans;

"(5) it is appropriate to remember and renew the legacy of the

Wright brothers at a time when the values of creativity and

daring represented by the Wright brothers are critical to the

future of the Nation; and

"(6) as the Nation approaches the 100th anniversary of powered

flight, it is appropriate to celebrate and commemorate the

centennial year through local, national, and international

observances and activities.

"SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT.

"There is established a commission to be known as the Centennial

of Flight Commission.

"SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP.

"(a) Number and Appointment. - The Commission shall be composed

of 6 members, as follows:

"(1) The Director of the National Air and Space Museum of the

Smithsonian Institution.

"(2) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space

Administration.

"(3) The president of the First Flight Centennial Foundation of

North Carolina to represent the interests of the Foundation.

"(4) The chairman of the 2003 Committee of Ohio to represent

the interests of the 2003 Committee.

"(5) As chosen by the Commission, the president or head of a

United States aeronautical society, foundation, or organization

of national stature or prominence who will be a person from a

State other than Ohio or North Carolina and shall represent the

interests of such aeronautical entities.

"(6) The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"(b) Alternates. - Each member described under subsection (a) may

designate an alternate who may act in lieu of the member to the

extent authorized by the member, including attending meetings and

voting.

"(c) Vacancies. - Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled

in the same manner in which the original designation was made.

"(d) Compensation. -

"(1) Prohibition of pay. - Except as provided in paragraph (2),

members of the Commission shall serve without pay or

compensation.

"(2) Travel expenses. - The Commission may adopt a policy, only

by unanimous vote, for members of the Commission and related

advisory panels to receive travel expenses, including per diem in

lieu of subsistence. The policy may not exceed the levels

established under sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United

States Code. Members who are Federal employees shall not receive

travel expenses if otherwise reimbursed by the Federal

Government.

"(e) Quorum. - Three members of the Commission shall constitute a

quorum.

"(f) Chairperson. - The Commission shall select a Chairperson of

the Commission from the members designated under subsection (a)(1),

(2), or (5). The Chairperson may not vote on matters before the

Commission except in the case of a tie vote. The Chairperson may be

removed by a vote of a majority of the Commission's members.

"SEC. 5. DUTIES.

"(a) In General. - The Commission shall provide recommendations

and advice to the President, Congress, and Federal agencies on the

most effective ways to -

"(1) encourage and promote national and international

participation and sponsorships in commemoration of the centennial

of powered flight by persons and entities such as -

"(A) aerospace manufacturing companies;

"(B) aerospace-related military organizations;

"(C) workers employed in aerospace-related industries;

"(D) commercial aviation companies;

"(E) general aviation owners and pilots;

"(F) aerospace researchers, instructors, and enthusiasts;

"(G) elementary, secondary, and higher educational

institutions;

"(H) civil, patriotic, educational, sporting, arts, cultural,

and historical organizations and technical societies;

"(I) aerospace-related museums; and

"(J) State and local governments;

"(2) plan and develop, in coordination with the First Flight

Centennial Commission, the First Flight Centennial Foundation of

North Carolina, and the 2003 Committee of Ohio, programs and

activities that are appropriate to commemorate the 100th

anniversary of powered flight;

"(3) maintain, publish, and distribute a calendar or register

of national and international programs and projects concerning,

and provide a central clearinghouse for, information and

coordination regarding, dates, events, and places of historical

and commemorative significance regarding aviation history in

general and the centennial of powered flight in particular;

"(4) provide national coordination for celebration dates to

take place throughout the United States during the centennial

year;

"(5) assist in conducting educational, civic, and commemorative

activities relating to the centennial of powered flight

throughout the United States, especially activities that occur in

the States of North Carolina and Ohio and that highlight the

activities of the Wright brothers in such States; and

"(6) encourage the publication of popular and scholarly works

related to the history of aviation or the anniversary of the

centennial of powered flight.

"(b) International Activities. - The Commission may -

"(1) advise the United States with regard to gaining support

for and facilitating international recognition of the importance

of aviation history in general and the centennial of powered

flight in particular; and

"(2) attend international meetings regarding such activities as

advisors to official United States representatives or to gain or

provide information for or about the activities of the

Commission.

"(c) Nonduplication of Activities. - The Commission shall attempt

to plan and conduct its activities in such a manner that activities

conducted pursuant to this Act enhance, but do not duplicate,

traditional and established activities of Ohio's 2003 Committee,

North Carolina's First Flight Centennial Commission, the First

Flight Centennial Foundation, or any other organization of national

stature or prominence.

"(d) Additional Duties. - The Commission may -

"(1)(A) assemble, write, and edit a calendar of events in the

United States (and significant events in the world) dealing with

the commemoration of the centennial of flight or the history of

aviation;

"(B) actively solicit event information; and

"(C) disseminate the calendar by printing and distributing hard

and electronic copies and making the calendar available on a web

page on the Internet;

"(2) maintain a web page on the Internet for the public that

includes activities related to the centennial of flight

celebration and the history of aviation;

"(3) write and produce press releases about the centennial of

flight celebration and the history of aviation;

"(4) solicit and respond to media inquiries and conduct media

interviews on the centennial of flight celebration and the

history of aviation;

"(5) initiate contact with individuals and organizations that

have an interest in aviation to encourage such individuals and

organizations to conduct their own activities in celebration of

the centennial of flight;

"(6) provide advice and recommendations, through the

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space

Administration or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation

Administration (or any employee of such an agency head under the

direction of that agency head), to individuals and organizations

that wish to conduct their own activities in celebration of the

centennial of flight, and maintain files of information and lists

of experts on related subjects that can be disseminated on

request;

"(7) sponsor meetings of Federal agencies, State and local

governments, and private individuals and organizations for the

purpose of coordinating their activities in celebration of the

centennial of flight; and

"(8) encourage organizations to publish works related to the

history of aviation.

"SEC. 6. POWERS.

"(a) Advisory Committees and Task Forces. -

"(1) In general. - The Commission may appoint any advisory

committee or task force from among the membership of the Advisory

Board in section 12.

"(2) Federal cooperation. - The head of a Federal department or

agency, where appropriate, shall furnish information or

assistance requested by the Commission, unless prohibited by law.

"(3) Prohibition of pay other than travel expenses. - Members

of an advisory committee or task force authorized under paragraph

(1) shall not receive pay, but may receive travel expenses

pursuant to the policy adopted by the Commission under section

4(d)(2).

"(b) Powers of Members and Agents. - Any member or agent of the

Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action

that the Commission is authorized to take under this Act.

"(c) Authority To Procure and To Make Legal Agreements. -

"(1) In general. - Notwithstanding any other provision in this

Act, only the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space

Administration or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation

Administration (or an employee of the respective administration

as designated by either Administrator) may, on behalf of the

Commission, procure supplies, services, and property, and make or

enter into leases and other legal agreements in order to carry

out this Act.

"(2) Restriction. -

"(A) In general. - A contract, lease, or other legal

agreement made or entered into by the Commission may not extend

beyond the date of the termination of the Commission.

"(B) Federal support. - The Commission shall obtain property,

equipment, and office space from the General Services

Administration or the Smithsonian Institution, unless other

office space, property, or equipment is less costly.

"(3) Supplies and property possessed by commission at

termination. - Any supplies and property, except historically

significant items, that are acquired by the Commission under this

Act and remain in the possession of the Commission on the date of

the termination of the Commission shall become the property of

the General Services Administration upon the date of termination.

"(d) Mails. - The Commission may use the United States mails in

the same manner and under the same conditions as any other Federal

agency.

"SEC. 7. STAFF AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

"(a) Executive Director. - Subject to subsection (h), there shall

be an Executive Director appointed by the Commission and chosen

from among detailees from the agencies and organizations

represented on the Commission or represented on the Advisory Board

under section 12(b)(1)(A) through (E). The Executive Director may

be paid at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate of basic pay

payable for the Senior Executive Service.

"(b) Staff. - Subject to subsection (h), the Commission may

appoint and fix the pay of any additional personnel that it

considers appropriate, except that an individual appointed under

this subsection may not receive pay in excess of the maximum rate

of basic pay payable for GS-14 of the General Schedule.

"(c) Inapplicability of Certain Civil Service Laws. - The

Executive Director and staff of the Commission may be appointed

without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code,

governing appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid

without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III

of chapter 53 of such title, relating to classification and General

Schedule pay rates, except as provided under subsections (a) and

(b) of this section.

"(d) Merit System Principles. - The appointment of the Executive

Director or any personnel of the Commission under subsection (a) or

(b) shall be made consistent with the merit system principles under

section 2301 of title 5, United States Code.

"(e) Staff of Federal Agencies. - Upon request by the Chairperson

of the Commission, the head of any Federal department or agency may

detail, on either a nonreimbursable or reimbursable basis, any of

the personnel of the department or agency to the Commission to

assist the Commission to carry out its duties under this Act.

"(f) Administrative Support Services. -

"(1) Reimbursable services. - The Secretary of the Smithsonian

Institution may provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis

any administrative support services that are necessary to enable

the Commission to carry out this Act.

"(2) Nonreimbursable services. - The Secretary may provide

administrative support services to the Commission on a

nonreimbursable basis when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the

value of such services is insignificant or not practical to

determine.

"(g) Program Support. - The Commission may receive program

support from the nonprofit sector.

"(h) Limitation. - Each member of the Commission described under

section 4(a)(3), (4), and (5) may not make personnel decisions,

including hiring, termination, and setting terms and conditions of

employment.

"SEC. 8. CONTRIBUTIONS.

"(a) Donations. - The Commission may accept donations of personal

services and historic materials relating to the implementation of

its responsibilities under the provisions of this Act.

"(b) Volunteer Services. - Notwithstanding section 1342 of title

31, United States Code, the Commission may accept and use voluntary

and uncompensated services as the Commission determines necessary.

"(c) Remaining Funds. - Any funds (including funds received from

licensing royalties) remaining with the Commission on the date of

the termination of the Commission may be used to ensure proper

disposition, as specified in the final report required under

section 10(b), of historically significant property which was

donated to or acquired by the Commission. Any funds remaining after

such disposition shall be transferred to the Secretary of the

Treasury for deposit into the general fund of the Treasury of the

United States.

"SEC. 9. EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO NAME, LOGOS, EMBLEMS, SEALS, AND

MARKS.

"(a) In General. - After consultation with the Commission, the

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

may devise any logo, emblem, seal, or descriptive or designating

mark that is required to carry out the duties under this Act or

that the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space

Administration determines is appropriate for use in connection with

the commemoration of the centennial of powered flight.

"(b) Licensing. - After consultation with the Commission, the

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

may exercise the sole and exclusive right to use, or to allow or

refuse the use of, the name 'Centennial of Flight Commission' on

any logo, emblem, seal, or descriptive or designating mark adopted

under subsection (a).

"(c) Effect on Other Rights. - No provision of this section may

be construed to conflict or interfere with established or vested

rights.

"(d) Use of Funds. -

"(1) In general. - Subject to paragraph (2), funds from

licensing royalties received under this section shall be used by

the Commission to carry out the duties of the Commission

specified by this Act.

"(2) Excess funds. - The Commission shall transfer any portion

of funds in excess of funds necessary to carry out the duties

described under paragraph (1), to the National Aeronautics and

Space Administration to be used for the sole purpose of

commemorating the history of aviation or the centennial of

powered flight.

"(e) Licensing Rights. - All exclusive licensing rights, unless

otherwise specified, shall revert to the Air and Space Museum of

the Smithsonian Institution upon termination of the Commission.

"SEC. 10. REPORTS.

"(a) Annual Report. - In each fiscal year in which the Commission

is in existence, the Commission shall prepare and submit to

Congress a report describing the actions taken by the Commission in

fulfillment of the Commission's duties under this Act during the

fiscal year. Each annual report shall also include -

"(1) recommendations regarding appropriate activities to

commemorate the centennial of powered flight, including -

"(A) the production, publication, and distribution of books,

pamphlets, films, and other educational materials;

"(B) bibliographical and documentary projects and

publications;

"(C) conferences, convocations, lectures, seminars, and other

similar programs;

"(D) the development of exhibits for libraries, museums, and

other appropriate institutions;

"(E) ceremonies and celebrations commemorating specific

events that relate to the history of aviation;

"(F) programs focusing on the history of aviation and its

benefits to the United States and humankind; and

"(G) competitions, commissions, and awards regarding

historical, scholarly, artistic, literary, musical, and other

works, programs, and projects related to the centennial of

powered flight;

"(2) recommendations to appropriate agencies or advisory bodies

regarding the issuance of commemorative coins, medals, and stamps

by the United States relating to aviation or the centennial of

powered flight;

"(3) recommendations for any legislation or administrative

action that the Commission determines to be appropriate regarding

the commemoration of the centennial of powered flight; and

"(4) an accounting of funds received and expended by the

Commission in the fiscal year that the report concerns, including

a detailed description of the source and amount of any funds

donated to the Commission in the fiscal year.

"(b) Final Report. - Not later than June 30, 2004, the Commission

shall submit to the President and Congress a final report. The

final report shall contain -

"(1) a summary of the recommendations of the Commission;

"(2) a final accounting of funds received and expended by the

Commission;

"(3) any findings and conclusions of the Commission; and

"(4) specific recommendations concerning the final disposition

of any historically significant items acquired by the Commission,

including items donated to the Commission under section 8(a)(1).

"SEC. 11. AUDIT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

"(a) In General. -

"(1) Audit. - The Comptroller General of the United States

shall audit on an annual basis the financial transactions of the

Commission, including financial transactions involving donated

funds, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

"(2) Access. - In conducting an audit under this section, the

Comptroller General -

"(A) shall have access to all books, accounts, financial

records, reports, files, and other papers, items, or property

in use by the Commission, as necessary to facilitate the audit;

and

"(B) shall be afforded full facilities for verifying the

financial transactions of the Commission, including access to

any financial records or securities held for the Commission by

depositories, fiscal agents, or custodians.

"(b) Final Report. - Not later than September 30, 2004, the

Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the

President and to Congress a report detailing the results of any

audit of the financial transactions of the Commission conducted by

the Comptroller General.

"SEC. 12. ADVISORY BOARD.

"(a) Establishment. - There is established a First Flight

Centennial Federal Advisory Board.

"(b) Number and Appointment. -

"(1) In general. - The Board shall be composed of 19 members as

follows:

"(A) The Secretary of the Interior.

"(B) The Librarian of Congress.

"(C) The Secretary of the Air Force.

"(D) The Secretary of the Navy.

"(E) The Secretary of Transportation.

"(F) Six citizens of the United States, appointed by the

President, who -

"(i) are not officers or employees of any governmental

entity (except membership on the Board shall not be construed

to apply to the limitation under this clause); and

"(ii) shall be selected among individuals who -

"(I) have earned an advanced degree related to aerospace

history or science, or have actively and primarily worked in

an aerospace related field during the 5-year period before

appointment by the President; and

"(II) specifically represent 1 or more of the persons or

groups enumerated under section 5(a)(1).

"(G) Four citizens of the United States, appointed by the

majority leader of the Senate in consultation with the minority

leader of the Senate.

"(H) Four citizens of the United States, appointed by the

Speaker of the House of Representatives in consultation with

the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Of the

individuals appointed under this subparagraph -

"(i) one shall be selected from among individuals

recommended by the representative whose district encompasses

the Wright Brothers National Memorial; and

"(ii) one shall be selected from among individuals

recommended by the representatives whose districts encompass

any part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical

Park.

"(2) Alternates. - Each member described under paragraph (1)(A)

through (E) may designate an alternate who may act in lieu of the

member to the extent authorized by the member, including

attending meetings and voting.

"(c) Vacancies. - Any vacancy in the Advisory Board shall be

filled in the same manner in which the original designation was

made.

"(d) Meetings. - Seven members of the Advisory Board shall

constitute a quorum for a meeting. All meetings shall be open to

the public.

"(e) Chairperson. - The President shall designate 1 member

appointed under subsection (b)(1)(F) as chairperson of the Advisory

Board.

"(f) Mails. - The Advisory Board may use the United States mails

in the same manner and under the same conditions as a Federal

agency.

"(g) Duties. - The Advisory Board shall advise the Commission on

matters related to this Act.

"(h) Prohibition of Compensation Other Than Travel Expenses. -

Members of the Advisory Board shall not receive pay, but may

receive travel expenses pursuant to the policy adopted by the

Commission under section 4(d).

"(i) Termination. - The Advisory Board shall terminate upon the

termination of the Commission.

"SEC. 13. DEFINITIONS.

"For purposes of this Act:

"(1) The term 'Advisory Board' means the Centennial of Flight

Federal Advisory Board.

"(2) The term 'centennial of powered flight' means the

anniversary year, from December 2002 to December 2003,

commemorating the 100-year history of aviation beginning with the

First Flight and highlighting the achievements of the Wright

brothers in developing the technologies which have led to the

development of aviation as it is known today.

"(3) The term 'Commission' means the Centennial of Flight

Commission.

"(4) The term 'First Flight' means the first four successful

manned, free, controlled, and sustained flights by a

power-driven, heavier-than-air machine, which were accomplished

by Orville and Wilbur Wright of Dayton, Ohio on December 17, 1903

at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

"SEC. 14. TERMINATION.

"The Commission shall terminate not later than 60 days after the

submission of the final report required by section 10(b) and shall

transfer all documents and material to the National Archives or

other appropriate Federal entity.

"SEC. 15. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act

$250,000 for fiscal year 1999, $600,000 for fiscal year 2000,

$750,000 for fiscal year 2001, $900,000 for fiscal year 2002,

$900,000 for fiscal year 2003, and $600,000 for fiscal year 2004."

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36 USC Sec. 144 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

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Sec. 144. Patriot Day

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(a) Designation. - September 11 is Patriot Day.

(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year

a proclamation calling on -

(1) State and local governments and the people of the United

States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and

activities;

(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the

United States and interested organizations and individuals to

display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day

in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of

the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on

September 11, 2001; and

(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of

silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their

lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United

States that occurred on September 11, 2001.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-89, Sec. 1, Dec. 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 876.)

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