Older Americans Month, 2005, 23919-23920 [05-9161]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 86 / Thursday, May 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents 23919 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7895 of May 3, 2005 Older Americans Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Older Americans teach us the timeless lessons of courage, sacrifice, and love. By sharing their wisdom and experience, they serve as role models for future generations. During Older Americans Month, we pay tribute to our senior citizens and their contributions to our Nation. Our seniors deserve our greatest respect. Their example shows us how to persevere in the face of hardship, care for others in need, and take pride in our communities. Their patriotism, service, and leadership inspire Americans and shape the character and future of our country. Millions of Americans are now living longer, more productive lives, and many are choosing to stay active in the workforce. Senior citizens are also giving their time and talents by volun teering in many ways—from mentoring youth and participating in environmental stewardship projects to serving the homeless and assisting in emergency preparedness. More than 500,000 senior citizens volunteer through Senior Corps, a network of programs that enables older Americans to meet the needs and challenges of their communities. Through the USA Freedom Corps and Senior Corps, older Americans are dedicating their time and energy to strengthening our Nation and serving a cause greater than themselves. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which was created to improve the welfare of our seniors. By treating older Americans with the dignity and respect they deserve, we honor their legacy and contributions to our Nation. Their guidance and love enrich our country and make America a better place for all. 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 May 2005 as Older Americans Month. I commend our senior citizens for their many contributions to our society. I also commend the network of Federal, State, local, and tribal organizations, service and health care providers, caregivers, and dedicated volunteers who work on behalf of our senior citizens. I encourage all Americans to honor their elders, to care for those in need, and to publicly reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to older Americans this month and throughout the year. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:25 May 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD2.SGM 05MYD2 23920 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 86 / Thursday, May 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of May, 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. 05–9161 Filed 5–4–05; 9:15 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:25 May 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD2.SGM 05MYD2

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 86 (Thursday, May 5, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 23919-23920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9161]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 86 / Thursday, May 5, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7895 of May 3, 2005

                
Older Americans Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Older Americans teach us the timeless lessons of 
                courage, sacrifice, and love. By sharing their wisdom 
                and experience, they serve as role models for future 
                generations. During Older Americans Month, we pay 
                tribute to our senior citizens and their contributions 
                to our Nation.

                Our seniors deserve our greatest respect. Their example 
                shows us how to persevere in the face of hardship, care 
                for others in need, and take pride in our communities. 
                Their patriotism, service, and leadership inspire 
                Americans and shape the character and future of our 
                country.

                Millions of Americans are now living longer, more 
                productive lives, and many are choosing to stay active 
                in the workforce. Senior citizens are also giving their 
                time and talents by volun teering in many ways--from 
                mentoring youth and participating in environmental 
                stewardship projects to serving the homeless and 
                assisting in emergency preparedness. More than 500,000 
                senior citizens volunteer through Senior Corps, a 
                network of programs that enables older Americans to 
                meet the needs and challenges of their communities. 
                Through the USA Freedom Corps and Senior Corps, older 
                Americans are dedicating their time and energy to 
                strengthening our Nation and serving a cause greater 
                than themselves.

                This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Older 
                Americans Act of 1965, which was created to improve the 
                welfare of our seniors. By treating older Americans 
                with the dignity and respect they deserve, we honor 
                their legacy and contributions to our Nation. Their 
                guidance and love enrich our country and make America a 
                better place for all.

                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 May 2005 as Older Americans 
                Month. I commend our senior citizens for their many 
                contributions to our society. I also commend the 
                network of Federal, State, local, and tribal 
                organizations, service and health care providers, 
                caregivers, and dedicated volunteers who work on behalf 
                of our senior citizens. I encourage all Americans to 
                honor their elders, to care for those in need, and to 
                publicly reaffirm our Nation's commitment to older 
                Americans this month and throughout the year.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of May, 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. 05-9161
Filed 5-4-05; 9:15 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P