White Cane Safety Day, 2005, 61019 [05-21031]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Presidential Documents 61019 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7949 of October 14, 2005 White Cane Safety Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans who are blind or visually impaired are valuable and contributing members of our society, and many use a white cane to help them succeed at school, home, or work. White canes give these individuals greater mobility and enable them to participate in more aspects of community life. On White Cane Safety Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made for those who are blind or visually impaired, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that these citizens can live and work with greater freedom and independence. One of our Nation’s defining values is compassion, and we must make certain that all our citizens are able to harness their talents, engage in productive work, and participate fully in society. My Administration is working to fulfill this goal for individuals with disabilities through the New Freedom Initiative. This comprehensive program helps increase the development and use of assistive and universally designed technologies, expand educational and employment opportunities, and improve access into daily community life. By working to reduce barriers and change old ways of thinking, we can help ensure that our Nation’s opportunities are more accessible to all. The Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88–628) approved on October 6, 1964, as amended, has designated October 15 of each year as ‘‘White Cane Safety Day.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2005, as White Cane Safety Day. I call upon public officials, business leaders, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of October, 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. 05–21031 Filed 8–17–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19OCD3.SGM 19OCD3

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 201 (Wednesday, October 19, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7949 of October 14, 2005

                
White Cane Safety Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans who are blind or visually impaired are 
                valuable and contributing members of our society, and 
                many use a white cane to help them succeed at school, 
                home, or work. White canes give these individuals 
                greater mobility and enable them to participate in more 
                aspects of community life. On White Cane Safety Day, we 
                celebrate the progress that has been made for those who 
                are blind or visually impaired, and we reaffirm our 
                commitment to ensuring that these citizens can live and 
                work with greater freedom and independence.

                One of our Nation's defining values is compassion, and 
                we must make certain that all our citizens are able to 
                harness their talents, engage in productive work, and 
                participate fully in society. My Administration is 
                working to fulfill this goal for individuals with 
                disabilities through the New Freedom Initiative. This 
                comprehensive program helps increase the development 
                and use of assistive and universally designed 
                technologies, expand educational and employment 
                opportunities, and improve access into daily community 
                life. By working to reduce barriers and change old ways 
                of thinking, we can help ensure that our Nation's 
                opportunities are more accessible to all.

                The Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-628) 
                approved on October 6, 1964, as amended, has designated 
                October 15 of each year as ``White Cane Safety Day.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 
                15, 2005, as White Cane Safety Day. I call upon public 
                officials, business leaders, educators, librarians, and 
                all the people of the United States to observe this day 
                with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of October, 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. 05-21031
Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P