The 45th elected president of US, Donald Trump has declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism.
Trump’s inaugural address on Friday often referred to patriotism as the salve that would heal the country’s divisions. In his words,“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said from the steps of the Capitol after being sworn in as president.
The press secretary to the president, Sean Spicer, said that naming a national day of patriotism was among the executive actions that Trump took in his first few hours as president
Washington Post reports that On Monday, the paperwork was filed with the federal government declaring officially that Jan. 20, 2017 — the day of Trump’s inauguration — would officially be known as the “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.”
“Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Jan. 20, 2017, as National Day of Patriotic Devotion, in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country — and to renew the duties of government to the people,”
“Our Constitution is written on parchment, but it lives in the hearts of the American people,” the order continues. “There is no freedom where the people do not believe in it; no law where the people do not follow it; and no peace where the people do not pray for it