Child Health Day, 2005, 58287-58288 [05-20155]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents 58287 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7939 of September 30, 2005 Child Health Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Children are a precious gift, and we have a responsibility to help them realize a hopeful and promising future. On Child Health Day, we underscore the importance of healthy and active lifestyles for our Nation’s young people, and we reaffirm our commitment to helping them use their gifts to work toward a successful future. We have high aspirations for all our Nation’s children. Parents play the central role in ensuring the health and well-being of their children and in creating a safe and nurturing environment. Schools, communities, and government leaders can support the work of parents by helping to build a society based on the fundamental values of respect, honesty, self-restraint, fairness, and compassion. We must all continue to promote a culture of responsibility in which families and communities teach young people to understand that their decisions affect their health now and in the future. My Administration remains committed to giving parents, teachers, mentors, and communities the resources they need to help children avoid drugs, alcohol, violence, early sexual activity, and other dangerous behaviors. Through the Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, we are helping children to overcome the challenges they may face so they can lead healthy lives and realize their full potential. Young people are America’s future leaders, and we can all work to instill the values that sustain a free society. On this day and throughout the year, I urge our citizens to give their time and talents to benefit our Nation’s youth. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as ‘‘Child Health Day’’ and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 3, 2005, as Child Health Day. I call upon families, schools, child health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and governments to help all our children discover the rewards of good health and wellness. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD3.SGM 05OCD3 58288 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth 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. 05–20155 Filed 10–4–05; 9:56 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD3.SGM 05OCD3

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 5, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58287-58288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-20155]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7939 of September 30, 2005

                
Child Health Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Children are a precious gift, and we have a 
                responsibility to help them realize a hopeful and 
                promising future. On Child Health Day, we underscore 
                the importance of healthy and active lifestyles for our 
                Nation's young people, and we reaffirm our commitment 
                to helping them use their gifts to work toward a 
                successful future.

                We have high aspirations for all our Nation's children. 
                Parents play the central role in ensuring the health 
                and well-being of their children and in creating a safe 
                and nurturing environment. Schools, communities, and 
                government leaders can support the work of parents by 
                helping to build a society based on the fundamental 
                values of respect, honesty, self-restraint, fairness, 
                and compassion. We must all continue to promote a 
                culture of responsibility in which families and 
                communities teach young people to understand that their 
                decisions affect their health now and in the future.

                My Administration remains committed to giving parents, 
                teachers, mentors, and communities the resources they 
                need to help children avoid drugs, alcohol, violence, 
                early sexual activity, and other dangerous behaviors. 
                Through the Helping America's Youth initiative, led by 
                First Lady Laura Bush, we are helping children to 
                overcome the challenges they may face so they can lead 
                healthy lives and realize their full potential.

                Young people are America's future leaders, and we can 
                all work to instill the values that sustain a free 
                society. On this day and throughout the year, I urge 
                our citizens to give their time and talents to benefit 
                our Nation's youth.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 
                1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the 
                designation of the first Monday in October as ``Child 
                Health Day'' and has requested the President to issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, 
                October 3, 2005, as Child Health Day. I call upon 
                families, schools, child health professionals, faith-
                based and community organizations, and governments to 
                help all our children discover the rewards of good 
                health and wellness.

[[Page 58288]]

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

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-20155
Filed 10-4-05; 9:56 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P