Mother's Day, 2005, 24475-24476 [05-9340]

Download as PDF 24475 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 88 Monday, May 9, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7897 of May 5, 2005 The President Mother’s Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Mother’s Day, we pay tribute to the extraordinary women whose guidance and unconditional love shape our lives and our future. Motherhood often allows little time for rest. As President Theodore Roosevelt said of the American mother in 1905, ‘‘Upon her time and strength, demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night.’’ President Roosevelt’s words ring as true today as they did 100 years ago. The hard, perpetual work of motherhood shows us that a single soul can make a difference in a young person’s future. As sources of hope, stability, and love, mothers teach young people to honor the values that sustain a free society. By raising children to be responsible citizens, mothers serve a cause larger than themselves and strengthen communities across our great Nation. Mothers are tireless advocates for children. In our schools, mothers help to ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential. In our communities, they set an example by reaching out to those who are lost and offering love to those who hurt. A mother’s caring presence helps children to resist peer pressure, focus on making the right choices, and realize their promise and potential. In an hour of testing, one person can show the compassion and character of a whole country. In supporting their sons and daughters as they grow and learn, mothers bring care and hope into others’ lives and make our Nation a more just, compassionate, and loving place. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914, as amended (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as ‘‘Mother’s Day’’ and has requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. It is my honor to do so. May God bless mothers across our great land on this special day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 8, 2005, as Mother’s Day. I encourage all Americans to express their love, appreciation, and admiration to mothers for making a difference in the lives of their children, families, and communities. I also call upon citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:47 May 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MYD0.SGM 09MYD0 24476 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 88 / Monday, May 9, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth 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. 05–9340 Filed 5–6–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:47 May 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MYD0.SGM 09MYD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 88 (Monday, May 9, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 24475-24476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9340]



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The President





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Proclamation 7897--Mother's Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 88 / Monday, May 9, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7897 of May 5, 2005

                
Mother's Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Mother's Day, we pay tribute to the extraordinary 
                women whose guidance and unconditional love shape our 
                lives and our future. Motherhood often allows little 
                time for rest. As President Theodore Roosevelt said of 
                the American mother in 1905, ``Upon her time and 
                strength, demands are made not only every hour of the 
                day but often every hour of the night.'' President 
                Roosevelt's words ring as true today as they did 100 
                years ago.

                The hard, perpetual work of motherhood shows us that a 
                single soul can make a difference in a young person's 
                future. As sources of hope, stability, and love, 
                mothers teach young people to honor the values that 
                sustain a free society. By raising children to be 
                responsible citizens, mothers serve a cause larger than 
                themselves and strengthen communities across our great 
                Nation.

                Mothers are tireless advocates for children. In our 
                schools, mothers help to ensure that every child 
                reaches his or her full potential. In our communities, 
                they set an example by reaching out to those who are 
                lost and offering love to those who hurt. A mother's 
                caring presence helps children to resist peer pressure, 
                focus on making the right choices, and realize their 
                promise and potential.

                In an hour of testing, one person can show the 
                compassion and character of a whole country. In 
                supporting their sons and daughters as they grow and 
                learn, mothers bring care and hope into others' lives 
                and make our Nation a more just, compassionate, and 
                loving place.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 
                1914, as amended (38 Stat. 770), has designated the 
                second Sunday in May each year as ``Mother's Day'' and 
                has requested the President to call for its appropriate 
                observance. It is my honor to do so. May God bless 
                mothers across our great land on this special day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 8, 
                2005, as Mother's Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                express their love, appreciation, and admiration to 
                mothers for making a difference in the lives of their 
                children, families, and communities. I also call upon 
                citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, 
                ceremonies, and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth 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.

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[FR Doc. 05-9340
Filed 5-6-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P