Family Day, 2005, 55511-55512 [05-18978]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / Presidential Documents 55511 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7934 of September 16, 2005 Family Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Families are a source of hope, stability, and love. On Family Day, we celebrate the special bonds that link children and parents, and we recognize the importance of parental involvement in the lives of their children. By providing guidance, support, and unconditional love, families help shape the character and future of our Nation. In a free and compassionate society, the public good depends upon the private character of our citizens. That character is formed and shaped from a child’s earliest days through the love and guidance of family. Families help children understand the difference between right and wrong and the importance of making good choices. Regular family activities allow parents to be actively involved in the lives of their children and instill important values of honesty, compassion, and respect for others. By raising young people in a loving and secure environment, parents help them develop into successful adults and responsible citizens. Parents and family are a bedrock of love and support, and my Administration is committed to strengthening families. My 2006 budget proposes $240 million for initiatives that promote responsible fatherhood and encourage healthy marriages. Through competitive grants to State-based programs and faithbased and community organizations, we are helping support their good work. As parents continue to raise healthy children, we can all help young people realize a bright and promising future. Strong families are the cornerstone of a strong America, and the wellbeing of families is a shared priority for all Americans. As we support families, we help build a Nation of opportunity and hope. 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 September 26, 2005, as Family Day. I call on the people of the United States to observe this day by spending time with family members and reaffirming the important relationship between parents and children and the vital role that families play in our society. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Sep 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21SED3.SGM 21SED3 55512 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–18978 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Sep 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21SED3.SGM 21SED3

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 21, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55511-55512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18978]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7934 of September 16, 2005

                
Family Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Families are a source of hope, stability, and love. On 
                Family Day, we celebrate the special bonds that link 
                children and parents, and we recognize the importance 
                of parental involvement in the lives of their children. 
                By providing guidance, support, and unconditional love, 
                families help shape the character and future of our 
                Nation.

                In a free and compassionate society, the public good 
                depends upon the private character of our citizens. 
                That character is formed and shaped from a child's 
                earliest days through the love and guidance of family. 
                Families help children understand the difference 
                between right and wrong and the importance of making 
                good choices. Regular family activities allow parents 
                to be actively involved in the lives of their children 
                and instill important values of honesty, compassion, 
                and respect for others. By raising young people in a 
                loving and secure environment, parents help them 
                develop into successful adults and responsible 
                citizens.

                Parents and family are a bedrock of love and support, 
                and my Administration is committed to strengthening 
                families. My 2006 budget proposes $240 million for 
                initiatives that promote responsible fatherhood and 
                encourage healthy marriages. Through competitive grants 
                to State-based programs and faith-based and community 
                organizations, we are helping support their good work. 
                As parents continue to raise healthy children, we can 
                all help young people realize a bright and promising 
                future.

                Strong families are the cornerstone of a strong 
                America, and the well-being of families is a shared 
                priority for all Americans. As we support families, we 
                help build a Nation of opportunity and hope.

                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 September 26, 2005, as 
                Family Day. I call on the people of the United States 
                to observe this day by spending time with family 
                members and reaffirming the important relationship 
                between parents and children and the vital role that 
                families play in our society.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-18978
Filed 9-20-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P