Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2005, 17883-17884 [05-7139]

Download as PDF 17883 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 66 Thursday, April 7, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7882 of April 5, 2005 The President Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Leaders across the Americas understand that the hope for peace in our world depends on the unity of free nations. Each year, the people of the United States observe Pan American Day and Pan American Week to honor our shared commitment to freedom, prosperity, and security. We are working with our partners in the Western Hemisphere to advance our common interests and values so that we can build a brighter future for our citizens. The idea of regional solidarity and inter-American cooperation, first envisioned in 1826 by Simon Bolivar, became a reality in 1890 when the First International Conference of American States concluded its meetings in Washington, D.C. There, President Benjamin Harrison praised the efforts of the countries in attendance for their desire to work together as American States. Through the years, these efforts, shared values, and mutual respect have strengthened this partnership. Across our hemisphere, social, economic, military, and political cooperation are widespread. Last year, trade officials of five Central American nations and the Dominican Republic signed the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement with the United States. I urge the Congress to ratify this agreement, which will eliminate tariffs and trade barriers and expand regional opportunities. My Administration remains committed to the Inter-American Democratic Charter to advance democracy and defend freedom across our region. Our Nation’s continued support of democratic institutions, constitutional processes, and basic liberties gives hope and strength to those struggling in our hemisphere and around the world to preserve the rule of law and their God-given rights. The democratic nations of the Western Hemisphere believe in the rights and dignity of every person, and we believe that liberty is worth defending. In the spirit of Pan American cooperation, we will continue to work to strengthen ties among our nations and further democracy, peace, and prosperity. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2005, as Pan American Day and April 10 through April 16, 2005, as Pan American Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag of the United States of America to honor these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:55 Apr 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD0.SGM 07APD0 17884 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 66 / Thursday, April 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, 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. W [FR Doc. 05–7139 Filed 4–6–05; 8:54 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:55 Apr 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD0.SGM 07APD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 66 (Thursday, April 7, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17883-17884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7139]



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The President





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Proclamation 7882--Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2005



Proclamation 7883--National D.A.R.E. Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 66 / Thursday, April 7, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7882 of April 5, 2005

                
Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Leaders across the Americas understand that the hope 
                for peace in our world depends on the unity of free 
                nations. Each year, the people of the United States 
                observe Pan American Day and Pan American Week to honor 
                our shared commitment to freedom, prosperity, and 
                security. We are working with our partners in the 
                Western Hemisphere to advance our common interests and 
                values so that we can build a brighter future for our 
                citizens.

                The idea of regional solidarity and inter-American 
                cooperation, first envisioned in 1826 by Simon Bolivar, 
                became a reality in 1890 when the First International 
                Conference of American States concluded its meetings in 
                Washington, D.C. There, President Benjamin Harrison 
                praised the efforts of the countries in attendance for 
                their desire to work together as American States. 
                Through the years, these efforts, shared values, and 
                mutual respect have strengthened this partnership.

                Across our hemisphere, social, economic, military, and 
                political cooperation are widespread. Last year, trade 
                officials of five Central American nations and the 
                Dominican Republic signed the Central American-
                Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement with the United 
                States. I urge the Congress to ratify this agreement, 
                which will eliminate tariffs and trade barriers and 
                expand regional opportunities.

                My Administration remains committed to the Inter-
                American Democratic Charter to advance democracy and 
                defend freedom across our region. Our Nation's 
                continued support of democratic institutions, 
                constitutional processes, and basic liberties gives 
                hope and strength to those struggling in our hemisphere 
                and around the world to preserve the rule of law and 
                their God-given rights.

                The democratic nations of the Western Hemisphere 
                believe in the rights and dignity of every person, and 
                we believe that liberty is worth defending. In the 
                spirit of Pan American cooperation, we will continue to 
                work to strengthen ties among our nations and further 
                democracy, peace, and prosperity.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2005, as Pan 
                American Day and April 10 through April 16, 2005, as 
                Pan American Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 
                States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto 
                Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag 
                of the United States of America to honor these 
                observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth day of April, 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. 05-7139
Filed 4-6-05; 8:54 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P