Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Joseph J. Urusemal's Message

On the Occasion
of the
Constitution Day
for the
Federated States of Micronesia

May 10, 2006

On this occasion of the 27th Anniversary of the Constitution of our Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, Vice-President and I, as well as our families, wish to extend our sincere greetings and best wishes to you all. A Special greeting and respect is extended to our Traditional leaders, all of whom have played a significant role in defining what constitutes the Federated States of Micronesia today, as a united government and people.

Today, May 10, 2006, bears much significance to all of us. It marks another milestone in our collective efforts and desire to live and work together as one people, one nation. We should all be very proud of what we have accomplished thus far as a small Pacific Island Nation. In light of the uncertainties and tyrannies that continued to plague countries around world, we should be grateful that we live in a nation that respects, promotes, and uphold the values of life and liberty.

It is with these, that we can all celebrate this occasion and basked on the achievements that each of us have done in bettering the lives of our people and nation. Our strength rests within our collective ability to work together for the betterment of our nation. Thus, as we celebrate this important day in our nation's political history, all of us should ask ourselves what we can do to ensure that our future generations enjoy the same opportunity as we have now.

There is no doubt that our nation will continue to be faced with many challenges and difficulties over the years as we progress in our voyage to achieve economic self-sufficiency. However, I truly believe that with our common desire to work together we will emerge successful and stronger than ever.

Congratulation and with best wishes to all!