Biden Bits: “We Live by the Light of Liberty They Kept Burning”…

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It’s Monday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 05/27/2024:

7:30 AM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the President’s Daily Brief
8:30 AM
Closed Press
The President hosts a breakfast in honor of Memorial Day at the White House
East Room Closed Press
10:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
10:40 AMThe President departs the White House en route to Arlington National Cemetery
11:00 AM
Remarks
The President participates in the Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; The Vice President and The Second Gentleman attend
Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery
11:15 AMThe President delivers the Memorial Day Address at the 156th National Memorial Day Observance in the Memorial Amphitheater

Memorial Day Tweets

From Monday…

A Proclamation on Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2024

     This Memorial Day, we honor the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation’s freedom.  We recommit to keeping our sacred obligation to their survivors, families, and caregivers.  Together, we vow to honor their memories by carrying on their work to forge a more perfect Union.

     Since our Nation’s founding, members of our Armed Forces have been willing to lay down their lives — not for a person or a place but for an idea unlike any other in human history:  the idea of the United States of America.  We are the only Nation in the world founded on the idea that we are all created equal and deserve to be treated equally throughout our entire lives.  Generations of America’s beloved daughters and sons have dared all, risked all, and given all for this idea.  Today, as they lie in eternal peace, we continue to live by the light of liberty they kept burning bright.

     To all those grieving the loss of a loved one who wore the uniform, including our Gold Star Families, and to all those who have a loved one still missing or unaccounted for:  Our country sees you and mourns with you.  I know how painful this day can be — how it can bring you back to the day you lost a piece of your soul.  It is overwhelming.  No words can ease that grief.  But I hope you find a small measure of solace in knowing that we will never forget the price your loved one paid for our freedom — and we will never stop trying to repay the debt of gratitude we owe you and them.

     That is our vow today — and that is our vow always.  May God bless our fallen heroes.  May God bring comfort to their families.  May God protect our troops.

     In honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer and reflection.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 27, 2024, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer and reflection.  I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.  I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

     I request the Governors of the United States and its Commonwealths and Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I encourage families, friends, and neighbors to post tributes to our fallen service members through the Veterans Legacy Memorial at vlm.cem.va.gov so that we may learn more about the lives and contributions of those buried in National, State, and Tribal veteran cemeteries.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-eighth.

A Proclamation on Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2024. 05/24/2024.

President Biden Delivers the Memorial Day Address at the 156th National Memorial Day Observance @11:00 a.m. D.C., time:

President Biden Hosts the President of Kenya Tweets

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Iowa Tornadoes Tweet

From Friday…

Show more =’s FEMA is on the ground, and today I approved additional federal assistance to help the people of Iowa recover from this tragedy. We will be there for them as long as it takes. As we look forward, I want to urge residents to remain vigilant and continue listening to local officials.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Iowa Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from May 20 to May 21, 2024.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Adair, Montgomery, Polk, and Story.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding also is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures under the Public Assistance program in Adair County.

Lastly, Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Mr. DuWayne Tewes of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App. Anyone using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, can give FEMA the number for that service. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Iowa Disaster Declaration. 05/24/2024.

Since the tweet was posted he has approved disaster declarations for, Maine, Nebraska, and West Virginia.

Morehouse Class of 2024 Tweet

From Friday…

The video clip is 1 minute and 41 seconds long.

Remarks by President Biden at the Morehouse College Class of 2024 Commencement Address | Atlanta, GA; the YouTube is 35 minutes and 33 seconds long.

Look — and you’re doing the work.  Today, I look out at all you graduates and I see the next generation of Morehouse men who are doctors and researchers curing cancer; artists shaping our culture; fearless journalists and intellectuals challenging convention.  I see preachers and advocates who might even join another Morehouse man in the United States Senate.

[snip]

But that’s not you.  It’s not us.  You all know and demonstrate what it really means to be a man.  Being a man is about the strength of respect and dignity.  It’s about showing up because it’s too late if you have to ask.  It’s about giving hate no safe harbor and leaving no one behind and defending freedoms.  It’s about standing up to the abuse of power, whether physical, economic, or psychological.  It’s about knowing faith without works is dead.  (Applause.)

[snip]

I’ve been vice president to the first Black president and become my close friend and president to the first woman vice president.  (Applause.)  Wh- — I have no idea — no doubt that a Morehouse man will be president one day, just after an AKA from Howard.  (Laughter and applause.)  She’s tough, guys.  (Laughter.)

[snip]

To the Class of 2024, you join, as you know, a sacred tradition.  An education makes you free.  And Morehouse education makes you fearless.  (Applause.)  I mean it.  Visionary.  Exceptional. 

[snip]

This graduation day is a day for generations, a day of joy, a day earned, not given.

[snip]

Congratulations.  You are Morehouse men.  God love you.  (Applause.) 

Remarks by President Biden at the Morehouse College Class of 2024 Commencement Address | Atlanta, GA. 05/19/2024.

PACT Act Tweets

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Phone Call Tweet

From Friday…

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt to discuss ongoing efforts to secure the release of hostages and to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. President Biden welcomed the commitment from President Al-Sisi to permit the flow of UN-provided humanitarian assistance from Egypt through the Karem Shalom crossing on a provisional basis for onward distribution throughout Gaza. This will help save lives. President Biden also expressed his full commitment to support efforts to reopen the Rafah crossing with arrangements acceptable to both Egypt and Israel and agreed to send a senior team to Cairo next week for further discussions. The President Biden thanked President Al-Sisi once again for his efforts from the beginning of the crisis to ensure the continuous flow of assistance from Egypt into Gaza. The two leaders also consulted on new initiatives to secure the release of hostages together with an immediate and sustained ceasefire in Gaza. President Biden and President Al-Sisi affirmed their commitment to work together to set the conditions for a durable and sustainable peace in the Middle East region. They agreed to remain in regular contact both directly and through their senior national security teams.

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt. 05/24/2024.

Remembrance Tweet

From Saturday…

Statement From President Joe Biden on Four Years Since George Floyd’s Murder

The day before George Floyd’s funeral, his young daughter Gianna told me, “Daddy changed the world.” Four years after her father’s murder, there is no doubt that he has.

George Floyd should be alive today. His murder shook the conscience of our nation and reminded us that our country has never fully lived up to its highest ideal of fair and impartial justice for all under the law. What we witnessed as a result was one of the largest modern civil rights movements in our Nation’s history, with people from every background marching together against racism and systemic injustice.

Two years ago, alongside George Floyd’s family, civil rights leaders, and law enforcement officials, I signed an executive order to implement key aspects of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with respect to federal law enforcement, including: restricting chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and establishing a database for police misconduct—all measures to advance effective, transparent and accountable policing.

My Administration has made significant progress in implementing this Executive Order, and will continue our work to build public trust and strengthen public safety. But real and lasting change at the state and local level will only come when Congress acts. That’s why I will continue to urge Congress to send the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which ensures law enforcement accountability, to my desk.

As we mark this solemn day tomorrow, we join George Floyd’s family in remembering his life and his legacy. We are vigilant of Black and brown communities who all too often have borne the brunt of injustice; and we recommit ourselves to honoring George Floyd’s legacy by ensuring our Nation lives up to its founding ideal that we are all created equal and deserve to be treated equally throughout our lives.

Statement From President Joe Biden on Four Years Since George Floyd’s Murder. 05/24/2024.

West Point’s 2024 Spring Commencement Tweets

From Saturday…

Remarks by President Biden in Commencement Address to the United States Military Academy at West Point | West Point, NY; the YouTube is 2 hours and 38 minutes long.

200th Federal Judge Confirmed Tweet

From Sunday…

Angela Martinez was confirmed on Wednesday to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona; the vote was 66 Yeas, 28 Nay’s, 6 people did not vote.

Mental Health Awareness Tweet

From Sunday


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