National Park Week, 2005, 20455-20456 [05-8059]

Download as PDF 20455 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 75 Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7887 of April 15, 2005 The President National Park Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s system of national parks is dedicated to protecting our resources and preserving our cultural and natural treasures. During National Park Week, we celebrate these places and those who work to support and maintain them. This year’s National Park Week theme, ‘‘National Parks: America’s Gift to the World,’’ reminds us that our country’s parks serve as tributes to our Nation’s history that are enjoyed by visitors from around the globe. My Administration is dedicated to ensuring that our national parks remain a source of pride for our citizens, and we are expanding our ability to protect America’s historical and natural wonders. By insisting upon management excellence, the National Park Service is ensuring that the most vital maintenance and conservation needs of our parks are met and that resources are spent where they are needed the most. As we observe National Park Week, we recognize the vital contributions of National Park Service employees and volunteers. These dedicated men and women manage nearly 400 areas, covering more than 84 million acres in 49 states. Together with the 140,000 volunteers who donated over 5 million hours to these sites last year, National Park Service employees ensure that our National Parks are safe and enjoyable places where visitors can experience America. America’s national parks reflect our commitment to protect the land that God has entrusted to our care and to mark the milestones that have made us a better Nation. In being good stewards of these treasures, we maintain the legacy of our country for future generations. 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 18 through April 24, 2005, as National Park Week. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in recognizing the importance of our national parks and to learn more about these places of beauty, their cultural and historical significance, and the many ways citizens can volunteer to protect and conserve these precious national resources. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Apr 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20APD0.SGM 20APD0 20456 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth 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. 05–8059 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Apr 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20APD0.SGM 20APD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 20455-20456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8059]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 20455]]

                Proclamation 7887 of April 15, 2005

                
National Park Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's system of national parks is dedicated to 
                protecting our resources and preserving our cultural 
                and natural treasures. During National Park Week, we 
                celebrate these places and those who work to support 
                and maintain them. This year's National Park Week 
                theme, ``National Parks: America's Gift to the World,'' 
                reminds us that our country's parks serve as tributes 
                to our Nation's history that are enjoyed by visitors 
                from around the globe.

                My Administration is dedicated to ensuring that our 
                national parks remain a source of pride for our 
                citizens, and we are expanding our ability to protect 
                America's historical and natural wonders. By insisting 
                upon management excellence, the National Park Service 
                is ensuring that the most vital maintenance and 
                conservation needs of our parks are met and that 
                resources are spent where they are needed the most.

                As we observe National Park Week, we recognize the 
                vital contributions of National Park Service employees 
                and volunteers. These dedicated men and women manage 
                nearly 400 areas, covering more than 84 million acres 
                in 49 states. Together with the 140,000 volunteers who 
                donated over 5 million hours to these sites last year, 
                National Park Service employees ensure that our 
                National Parks are safe and enjoyable places where 
                visitors can experience America.

                America's national parks reflect our commitment to 
                protect the land that God has entrusted to our care and 
                to mark the milestones that have made us a better 
                Nation. In being good stewards of these treasures, we 
                maintain the legacy of our country for future 
                generations.

                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 18 through April 24, 
                2005, as National Park Week. I call upon the people of 
                the United States to join me in recognizing the 
                importance of our national parks and to learn more 
                about these places of beauty, their cultural and 
                historical significance, and the many ways citizens can 
                volunteer to protect and conserve these precious 
                national resources.

[[Page 20456]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth 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. 05-8059
Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P