National Park Week, 2009, 18447-18448 [E9-9407]

Download as PDF 18447 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 76 Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8362 of April 17, 2009 The President National Park Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s National Parks are among our Nation’s most precious treasures. During National Park Week, we celebrate these spaces and commit to protecting them for future generations of Americans. National Parks bring together Americans of all backgrounds and help us understand the story of America. From the Lincoln Memorial and Ellis Island to the Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone, National Parks attract visitors from across the country and from all walks of life. The grandeur and simplicity of these areas inspire visitors no matter their personal stories. National Parks also help Americans learn more about our shared history. From the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument to the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, National Parks allow Americans to explore our Nation’s past and to understand events that occurred over the long course of our history. Our system of National Parks is entrusted to each generation of Americans. We have an obligation to our children to keep these spaces pristine. As citizen stewards, Americans can participate in efforts in their communities to preserve National Parks, and support policies that achieve this end. My Administration continues to advocate for initiatives that protect and expand National Parks. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act promotes conservation and creates new job opportunities in National Parks, and the Omnibus Public Land Management Act designates thousands of miles of trails for the National Trails System, protects more than 1,000 miles of rivers, and secures millions of acres of wilderness. This week we also honor the committed professionals and volunteers working every day to support the National Parks. Laboring among towering mountains and broad plains, in city centers, and along our rivers and seashores, these Americans deserve thanks for their contributions to current and future generations. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with PROPOSALS5 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 18 through April 26, 2009, as National Park Week. I invite all my fellow citizens to join me in commemorating the 2009 theme for National Park Week, ‘‘National and Community Service,’’ and to visit these wonderful spaces, discover all they have to offer, and become active participants in Park conservation. VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:54 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22APD0.SGM 22APD0 18448 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth 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. E9–9407 Filed 4–21–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:54 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22APD0.SGM 22APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with PROPOSALS5 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 18447-18448]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9407]



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Proclamation 8362--National Park Week, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8362 of April 17, 2009

                
National Park Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's National Parks are among our Nation's most 
                precious treasures. During National Park Week, we 
                celebrate these spaces and commit to protecting them 
                for future generations of Americans.

                National Parks bring together Americans of all 
                backgrounds and help us understand the story of 
                America. From the Lincoln Memorial and Ellis Island to 
                the Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone, National 
                Parks attract visitors from across the country and from 
                all walks of life. The grandeur and simplicity of these 
                areas inspire visitors no matter their personal 
                stories. National Parks also help Americans learn more 
                about our shared history. From the Prehistoric 
                Trackways National Monument to the Civil War 
                battlefield at Gettysburg, National Parks allow 
                Americans to explore our Nation's past and to 
                understand events that occurred over the long course of 
                our history.

                Our system of National Parks is entrusted to each 
                generation of Americans. We have an obligation to our 
                children to keep these spaces pristine. As citizen 
                stewards, Americans can participate in efforts in their 
                communities to preserve National Parks, and support 
                policies that achieve this end. My Administration 
                continues to advocate for initiatives that protect and 
                expand National Parks. The American Recovery and 
                Reinvestment Act promotes conservation and creates new 
                job opportunities in National Parks, and the Omnibus 
                Public Land Management Act designates thousands of 
                miles of trails for the National Trails System, 
                protects more than 1,000 miles of rivers, and secures 
                millions of acres of wilderness.

                This week we also honor the committed professionals and 
                volunteers working every day to support the National 
                Parks. Laboring among towering mountains and broad 
                plains, in city centers, and along our rivers and 
                seashores, these Americans deserve thanks for their 
                contributions to current and future generations.

                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 18 through 
                April 26, 2009, as National Park Week. I invite all my 
                fellow citizens to join me in commemorating the 2009 
                theme for National Park Week, ``National and Community 
                Service,'' and to visit these wonderful spaces, 
                discover all they have to offer, and become active 
                participants in Park conservation.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth 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. E9-9407
Filed 4-21-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P