National Hospice Month, 2006, 64623-64624 [06-9064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Presidential Documents 64623 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8079 of October 30, 2006 National Hospice Month, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans demonstrate the great compassion of our country by caring for those in need. During National Hospice Month, we recognize hospice caregivers for their dedication to providing comfort and peace to individuals in their last days and helping build a society that values the life and dignity of every person. Hospice physicians, nurses, counselors, and volunteers bring care and support to the terminally ill through physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aid. By helping control pain and minimize other symptoms, these men and women bring relief to those who are terminally ill and show them the utmost respect. Hospice care enables many of our citizens to spend their final days in comfort and dignity surrounded by loved ones. This palliative care plays a vital role in our Nation’s health care system, and the dedicated work of hospice caregivers helps ensure that our citizens receive the services and support they need. Hospice caregivers also reach out to families and friends to provide guidance and counseling after the loss of a loved one. Our Nation is grateful for the tireless efforts of hospice volunteers and medical professionals, and during National Hospice Month, we recognize the kindness of hospice caregivers and their devotion to making our country a more loving and caring place. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS 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 2006 as National Hospice Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. I also ask Americans to recognize our health care professionals and volunteers for their contributions to helping provide comfort and care to those facing terminal illness. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:31 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD5.SGM 02NOD5 64624 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9064 Filed 11–1–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:31 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD5.SGM 02NOD5 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 212 (Thursday, November 2, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 64623-64624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9064]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8079 of October 30, 2006

                
National Hospice Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans demonstrate the great compassion of our 
                country by caring for those in need. During National 
                Hospice Month, we recognize hospice caregivers for 
                their dedication to providing comfort and peace to 
                individuals in their last days and helping build a 
                society that values the life and dignity of every 
                person.

                Hospice physicians, nurses, counselors, and volunteers 
                bring care and support to the terminally ill through 
                physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aid. By 
                helping control pain and minimize other symptoms, these 
                men and women bring relief to those who are terminally 
                ill and show them the utmost respect. Hospice care 
                enables many of our citizens to spend their final days 
                in comfort and dignity surrounded by loved ones. This 
                palliative care plays a vital role in our Nation's 
                health care system, and the dedicated work of hospice 
                caregivers helps ensure that our citizens receive the 
                services and support they need. Hospice caregivers also 
                reach out to families and friends to provide guidance 
                and counseling after the loss of a loved one.

                Our Nation is grateful for the tireless efforts of 
                hospice volunteers and medical professionals, and 
                during National Hospice Month, we recognize the 
                kindness of hospice caregivers and their devotion to 
                making our country a more loving and caring 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 2006 as National 
                Hospice Month. I encourage all Americans to observe 
                this month with appropriate programs and activities. I 
                also ask Americans to recognize our health care 
                professionals and volunteers for their contributions to 
                helping provide comfort and care to those facing 
                terminal illness.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9064
Filed 11-1-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P