President Donald Trump has unveiled the date for his national day of patriotism… but it has already passed.
According to a document published by the office of the Federal Register, the 45th president of the United States proclaimed Jan. 20, 2017 — Trump’s Inauguration Day — to be a National Day of Patriotic Devotion. Trump made the proclamation “in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country — and to renew the duties of Government to the people.”
“A new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart. We are one people, united by a common destiny and a shared purpose,” the proclamation said.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer first revealed the move last week in one of his first tweets from the official press secretary account.
Often, presidential proclamations of days of observance are made in advance so that people can make plans for how they want to recognize the day, whether it’s through service or a moment of silence. Trump’s instead designated a day that has already passed.
Read the document published by the Federal Register below:
SOURCE: Christine Wang