Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2009, 15829-15830 [E9-8137]

Download as PDF 15829 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 66 Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8357 of April 3, 2009 The President Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The education we provide our children must prepare them to succeed in a global economy and to contribute to their communities. Commemorating Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., we underscore our commitment to a competitive and complete education. The professional demands of today’s workplace require a renewed commitment to education. Our youngest children need a strong early foundation. Standards must be raised, curricula must be enhanced, and teachers must be supported. Families, communities, and educators must collaborate to ensure that students are working hard and receiving the best instruction possible. Yet knowledge alone will not bring the future our children deserve. Our schools and community institutions must also help each child develop a moral compass. Education must blend basic American values such as honesty, personal responsibility, and service. These indispensable elements will not only help children succeed in challenging work environments, they will also help our youth engage in and contribute to their communities. Few have better understood or more successfully promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the importance of education and good character. Through the establishment of educational and social service institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call anew. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 5, 2009, as ‘‘Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2009.’’ I call upon all the people of the United States to look to the future with a renewed sense of civic engagement and common purpose. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:41 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08APD0.SGM 08APD0 15830 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–8137 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:41 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08APD0.SGM 08APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 8, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15829-15830]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8137]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 15829]]

                Proclamation 8357 of April 3, 2009

                
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The education we provide our children must prepare them 
                to succeed in a global economy and to contribute to 
                their communities. Commemorating Education and Sharing 
                Day, U.S.A., we underscore our commitment to a 
                competitive and complete education.

                The professional demands of today's workplace require a 
                renewed commitment to education. Our youngest children 
                need a strong early foundation. Standards must be 
                raised, curricula must be enhanced, and teachers must 
                be supported. Families, communities, and educators must 
                collaborate to ensure that students are working hard 
                and receiving the best instruction possible.

                Yet knowledge alone will not bring the future our 
                children deserve. Our schools and community 
                institutions must also help each child develop a moral 
                compass. Education must blend basic American values 
                such as honesty, personal responsibility, and service. 
                These indispensable elements will not only help 
                children succeed in challenging work environments, they 
                will also help our youth engage in and contribute to 
                their communities.

                Few have better understood or more successfully 
                promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel 
                Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the 
                importance of education and good character. Through the 
                establishment of educational and social service 
                institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi 
                Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire 
                individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call 
                anew.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 5, 2009, as 
                ``Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2009.'' I call 
                upon all the people of the United States to look to the 
                future with a renewed sense of civic engagement and 
                common purpose.

[[Page 15830]]

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

[FR Doc. E9-8137
Filed 4-7-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P