National D.A.R.E. Day, 2005, 17885-17886 [05-7140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 66 / Thursday, April 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents 17885 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7883 of April 5, 2005 National D.A.R.E. Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across America, law enforcement officers, volunteers, parents, and teachers are helping to send the right message to our Nation’s youth about illegal drugs and violence through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. On National D.A.R.E. Day, we express our gratitude for the important work of these individuals and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that every child has an opportunity for a bright and hopeful future. For over two decades, D.A.R.E. programs have taught our Nation’s young people about the dangers of drug use and encouraged them to lead productive, drug-free, and violence-free lives. Police officers and all those involved in D.A.R.E. help save lives by opening the lines of communication between law enforcement and our young people to better enable them to make the right choices. In a culture in which bad influences and temptations are all too present, these soldiers in the armies of compassion are fostering a culture of responsibility among young people. My Administration will continue to stand with families and communities to combat the dangers of drugs and violence. In my State of the Union Address, I announced a new initiative called Helping America’s Youth to help ensure a successful future for young Americans. Led by First Lady Laura Bush, this initiative is educating parents and communities on the importance of positive youth development and is supporting organizations, including faith-based and community groups, who are helping young people to overcome the risks they face. We also support random student drug testing as a prevention tool, and we are helping educate young people about the dangers of illicit drug use through the National Youth AntiDrug Media Campaign and Drug-Free Communities Program. The decisions our children make today will affect their health and character for the rest of their lives. By giving them the tools they need to make the right choices, D.A.R.E. programs help prepare our Nation’s young people for the promising future our Nation holds for each of them. 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 National D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon Americans, particularly our youth, to help fight drug use in our communities, and I urge our citizens to show their appreciation for the law enforcement officials, volunteers, teachers, health care professionals, and all those who dedicate themselves to helping our children avoid drugs and violence. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:56 Apr 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD1.SGM 07APD1 17886 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. 05–7140 Filed 4–6–05; 8:54 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:56 Apr 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD1.SGM 07APD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 66 (Thursday, April 7, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17885-17886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7140]




                        Presidential Documents 



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

[[Page 17885]]


                Proclamation 7883 of April 5, 2005

                
National D.A.R.E. Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across America, law enforcement officers, volunteers, 
                parents, and teachers are helping to send the right 
                message to our Nation's youth about illegal drugs and 
                violence through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education 
                (D.A.R.E.) Program. On National D.A.R.E. Day, we 
                express our gratitude for the important work of these 
                individuals and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring 
                that every child has an opportunity for a bright and 
                hopeful future.

                For over two decades, D.A.R.E. programs have taught our 
                Nation's young people about the dangers of drug use and 
                encouraged them to lead productive, drug-free, and 
                violence-free lives. Police officers and all those 
                involved in D.A.R.E. help save lives by opening the 
                lines of communication between law enforcement and our 
                young people to better enable them to make the right 
                choices. In a culture in which bad influences and 
                temptations are all too present, these soldiers in the 
                armies of compassion are fostering a culture of 
                responsibility among young people.

                My Administration will continue to stand with families 
                and communities to combat the dangers of drugs and 
                violence. In my State of the Union Address, I announced 
                a new initiative called Helping America's Youth to help 
                ensure a successful future for young Americans. Led by 
                First Lady Laura Bush, this initiative is educating 
                parents and communities on the importance of positive 
                youth development and is supporting organizations, 
                including faith-based and community groups, who are 
                helping young people to overcome the risks they face. 
                We also support random student drug testing as a 
                prevention tool, and we are helping educate young 
                people about the dangers of illicit drug use through 
                the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and Drug-
                Free Communities Program.

                The decisions our children make today will affect their 
                health and character for the rest of their lives. By 
                giving them the tools they need to make the right 
                choices, D.A.R.E. programs help prepare our Nation's 
                young people for the promising future our Nation holds 
                for each of them.

                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 National 
                D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon Americans, particularly our 
                youth, to help fight drug use in our communities, and I 
                urge our citizens to show their appreciation for the 
                law enforcement officials, volunteers, teachers, health 
                care professionals, and all those who dedicate 
                themselves to helping our children avoid drugs and 
                violence.

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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.

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[FR Doc. 05-7140
Filed 4-6-05; 8:54 am]
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