National Hospice Month, 2005, 67335 [05-22203]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents 67335 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7954 of November 2, 2005 National Hospice Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The great strength of America lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens. During National Hospice Month, we recognize hospice caregivers who are building a more compassionate society, where life is valued and those in need can count on the love and support of others. We also recognize the courage and strength of terminally ill patients and their families. When we help those who hurt and those in pain, we become part of our Nation’s armies of compassion. Hospice programs provide an option for individuals with terminal illnesses to be cared for as they choose in their final days, often in their own homes and surrounded by the love of their families. The doctors, nurses, counselors, volunteers, and others who provide hospice care throughout our country bring comfort to those most in need every day, treating terminally ill patients with the dignity and respect they deserve. By dedicating themselves to the care of those approaching the end of life, they demonstrate great love. The compassion reflected in hospice care is one of the reasons America has the best health care system in the world. Our whole Nation is grateful for the good work of our dedicated medical professionals and hospice caregivers. By taking the time to care for others, they are making America a better place. 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 November 2005 as National Hospice Month. I encourage all our citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. I also ask Americans to recognize our health careprofessionals and volunteers for their contributions to helping those facing terminal illness receive quality care. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November, 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. 05–22203 Filed 11–3–05; 10:58 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:42 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD2.SGM 04NOD2

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 213 (Friday, November 4, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 67335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22203]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 67335]]


                Proclamation 7954 of November 2, 2005

                
National Hospice Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The great strength of America lies in the hearts and 
                souls of our citizens. During National Hospice Month, 
                we recognize hospice caregivers who are building a more 
                compassionate society, where life is valued and those 
                in need can count on the love and support of others. We 
                also recognize the courage and strength of terminally 
                ill patients and their families.

                When we help those who hurt and those in pain, we 
                become part of our Nation's armies of compassion. 
                Hospice programs provide an option for individuals with 
                terminal illnesses to be cared for as they choose in 
                their final days, often in their own homes and 
                surrounded by the love of their families. The doctors, 
                nurses, counselors, volunteers, and others who provide 
                hospice care throughout our country bring comfort to 
                those most in need every day, treating terminally ill 
                patients with the dignity and respect they deserve. By 
                dedicating themselves to the care of those approaching 
                the end of life, they demonstrate great love.

                The compassion reflected in hospice care is one of the 
                reasons America has the best health care system in the 
                world. Our whole Nation is grateful for the good work 
                of our dedicated medical professionals and hospice 
                caregivers. By taking the time to care for others, they 
                are making America a better place.

                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 November 2005 as National 
                Hospice Month. I encourage all our citizens to observe 
                this month with appropriate programs and activities. I 
                also ask Americans to recognize our health 
                careprofessionals and volunteers for their 
                contributions to helping those facing terminal illness 
                receive quality care.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of November, 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. 05-22203
Filed 11-3-05; 10:58 am]
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