National Safe Boating Week, 2005, 29569 [05-10406]

Download as PDF 29569 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 98 Monday, May 23, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7903 of May 19, 2005 The President National Safe Boating Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Recreational boating has grown into one of our Nation’s most popular pastimes, and as the summer approaches, millions of Americans will enjoy our country’s beautiful waters. During National Safe Boating Week, we highlight our Nation’s commitment to making recreational boating safer. The number of boating fatalities has decreased over the last decade. By promoting the use of appropriate safety measures, we can save more lives and further reduce the number of injuries caused by boating accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard and others recommend four guidelines for safe boating: wear properly fitted life jackets; get vessels checked for safety; never boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and get proper training about the safe operation of boats. By adhering to these simple suggestions, boaters can keep themselves and others safe as they enjoy our Nation’s waterways. In recognition of the importance of safe boating practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim annually the 7day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as ‘‘National Safe Boating Week.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 21 through May 27, 2005, as National Safe Boating Week. I encourage the Governors of the 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to join in observing this week. I also urge all Americans to learn more about safe boating practices, wear life jackets, take advantage of boating safety programs throughout the year, and always engage in proper and responsible conduct while on the water. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth 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. 05–10406 Filed 5–20–05; 11:04 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 13:06 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23MYD0.SGM 23MYD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 29569]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10406]



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The President





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Proclamation 7903--National Safe Boating Week, 2005



Proclamation 7904--National Maritime Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7903 of May 19, 2005

                
National Safe Boating Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Recreational boating has grown into one of our Nation's 
                most popular pastimes, and as the summer approaches, 
                millions of Americans will enjoy our country's 
                beautiful waters. During National Safe Boating Week, we 
                highlight our Nation's commitment to making 
                recreational boating safer.

                The number of boating fatalities has decreased over the 
                last decade. By promoting the use of appropriate safety 
                measures, we can save more lives and further reduce the 
                number of injuries caused by boating accidents. The 
                U.S. Coast Guard and others recommend four guidelines 
                for safe boating: wear properly fitted life jackets; 
                get vessels checked for safety; never boat under the 
                influence of alcohol or drugs; and get proper training 
                about the safe operation of boats. By adhering to these 
                simple suggestions, boaters can keep themselves and 
                others safe as they enjoy our Nation's waterways.

                In recognition of the importance of safe boating 
                practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved 
                June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has 
                authorized and requested the President to proclaim 
                annually the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend 
                as ``National Safe Boating Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 21 
                through May 27, 2005, as National Safe Boating Week. I 
                encourage the Governors of the 50 States and the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and officials of other 
                areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, 
                to join in observing this week. I also urge all 
                Americans to learn more about safe boating practices, 
                wear life jackets, take advantage of boating safety 
                programs throughout the year, and always engage in 
                proper and responsible conduct while on the water.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth 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. 05-10406
Filed 5-20-05; 11:04 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P