American Red Cross Month, 2005, 10483 [05-4321]

Download as PDF 10483 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 41 Thursday, March 3, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7871 of February 28, 2005 The President American Red Cross Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans have a long history of rising to meet humanitarian challenges, and the American Red Cross is a leader in these efforts. Since 1881, the American Red Cross has met disaster with compassion and courage. During American Red Cross Month, we honor this dedication and reaffirm the importance of volunteering time and contributing resources to make our communities and the world better. From offering blood drives and lifesaving courses to providing disaster relief services at home and abroad, American Red Cross employees and volunteers work countless hours to care for those in need and serve a cause greater than self. As a result of the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean, over 150,000 lives were lost and many more were left homeless and without food and water. The American Red Cross swiftly dispatched relief workers to assist those affected, and to distribute supplies, counsel survivors, and help people return home. Here at home, the American Red Cross helps support our troops by transmitting emergency messages to members of the Armed Forces and their families. In this past year, the Red Cross has also contributed significantly to relief efforts for hurricanes in Florida, flooding in Western Pennsylvania, wildfires in the Western United States, and mudslides in California. These good works provide hope and healing to those dealing with profound loss and demonstrate the character of the American Red Cross. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2005 as American Red Cross Month. I commend the efforts of American Red Cross employees and volunteers, and I encourage all Americans to donate their time, energy, and talents to support this organization’s humanitarian mission. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twentyninth. W [FR Doc. 05–4321 Filed 3–2–05; 10:26 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03MRD1.SGM 03MRD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 41 (Thursday, March 3, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4321]



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The President





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Proclamation 7871--American Red Cross Month, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 41 / Thursday, March 3, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7871 of February 28, 2005

                
American Red Cross Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans have a long history of rising to meet 
                humanitarian challenges, and the American Red Cross is 
                a leader in these efforts. Since 1881, the American Red 
                Cross has met disaster with compassion and courage. 
                During American Red Cross Month, we honor this 
                dedication and reaffirm the importance of volunteering 
                time and contributing resources to make our communities 
                and the world better.

                From offering blood drives and lifesaving courses to 
                providing disaster relief services at home and abroad, 
                American Red Cross employees and volunteers work 
                countless hours to care for those in need and serve a 
                cause greater than self. As a result of the recent 
                tsunami in the Indian Ocean, over 150,000 lives were 
                lost and many more were left homeless and without food 
                and water. The American Red Cross swiftly dispatched 
                relief workers to assist those affected, and to 
                distribute supplies, counsel survivors, and help people 
                return home.

                Here at home, the American Red Cross helps support our 
                troops by transmitting emergency messages to members of 
                the Armed Forces and their families. In this past year, 
                the Red Cross has also contributed significantly to 
                relief efforts for hurricanes in Florida, flooding in 
                Western Pennsylvania, wildfires in the Western United 
                States, and mudslides in California. These good works 
                provide hope and healing to those dealing with profound 
                loss and demonstrate the character of the American Red 
                Cross.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the 
                American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority vested 
                in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim March 2005 as American Red 
                Cross Month. I commend the efforts of American Red 
                Cross employees and volunteers, and I encourage all 
                Americans to donate their time, energy, and talents to 
                support this organization's humanitarian mission.

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

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-4321
Filed 3-2-05; 10:26 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P