National D.A.R.E. Day, 2009, 16751-16752 [E9-8446]

Download as PDF 16751 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 68 Friday, April 10, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8358 of April 8, 2009 The President National D.A.R.E. Day, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Drugs, gangs, and violence threaten our children and communities every day. Today we commemorate Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), a program that has worked to educate children and protect them from these problems. National D.A.R.E. Day provides the opportunity to reflect upon the dangers of drugs, gangs, and violence and to emphasize efforts to combat these threats. From inner cities to suburbs and rural communities, gangs and drug dealers prey upon youth across the United States. Unaware of the dangers of drug abuse and violence, many youth surrender the promise of a bright future. Every child lost in this battle represents a tragedy for our Nation, and we must do more to stop it. Education efforts to help children avoid drugs and violence must begin in the home. Parents must be positive role models and take the lead in advising their children on the effects of drugs on their health and wellbeing. The D.A.R.E. program has worked to educate students about drugs, gangs, and violence for more than 25 years. Placing law-enforcement personnel in the classroom, D.A.R.E. provides students with important lessons from experts and seeks to prepare them for the difficult encounters and choices they may face. Today we honor D.A.R.E. for its important work. The efforts of D.A.R.E.’s instructors and supporters benefit our Nation’s children and are deserving of praise and appreciation. D.A.R.E.’s renewed efforts to implement sciencebased programs and to strengthen partnerships among law enforcement, families, and their communities are particularly worthy of commendation. Through effective teaching methods and broad participation, D.A.R.E. can help ensure that every child in America enjoys the opportunities he or she deserves. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 April 8, 2009, as National D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon our youth, parents, educators, law enforcement personnel, and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD0.SGM 10APD0 16752 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth 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. E9–8446 Filed 4–9–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD0.SGM 10APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 68 (Friday, April 10, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 16751-16752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8446]



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Proclamation 8358--National D.A.R.E. Day, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8358 of April 8, 2009

                
National D.A.R.E. Day, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Drugs, gangs, and violence threaten our children and 
                communities every day. Today we commemorate Drug Abuse 
                Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), a program that has 
                worked to educate children and protect them from these 
                problems. National D.A.R.E. Day provides the 
                opportunity to reflect upon the dangers of drugs, 
                gangs, and violence and to emphasize efforts to combat 
                these threats.

                From inner cities to suburbs and rural communities, 
                gangs and drug dealers prey upon youth across the 
                United States. Unaware of the dangers of drug abuse and 
                violence, many youth surrender the promise of a bright 
                future. Every child lost in this battle represents a 
                tragedy for our Nation, and we must do more to stop it.

                Education efforts to help children avoid drugs and 
                violence must begin in the home. Parents must be 
                positive role models and take the lead in advising 
                their children on the effects of drugs on their health 
                and well-being.

                The D.A.R.E. program has worked to educate students 
                about drugs, gangs, and violence for more than 25 
                years. Placing law-enforcement personnel in the 
                classroom, D.A.R.E. provides students with important 
                lessons from experts and seeks to prepare them for the 
                difficult encounters and choices they may face.

                Today we honor D.A.R.E. for its important work. The 
                efforts of D.A.R.E.'s instructors and supporters 
                benefit our Nation's children and are deserving of 
                praise and appreciation. D.A.R.E.'s renewed efforts to 
                implement science-based programs and to strengthen 
                partnerships among law enforcement, families, and their 
                communities are particularly worthy of commendation. 
                Through effective teaching methods and broad 
                participation, D.A.R.E. can help ensure that every 
                child in America enjoys the opportunities he or she 
                deserves.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 April 8, 2009, as National 
                D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon our youth, parents, 
                educators, law enforcement personnel, and all the 
                people of the United States to observe this day with 
                appropriate programs and activities.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth 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. E9-8446
Filed 4-9-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P