Older Americans Month, 2009, 21527-21528 [E9-10859]

Download as PDF 21527 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 87 Thursday, May 7, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8371 of May 4, 2009 The President Older Americans Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Older Americans have carried our Nation through great challenges and triumphs. They have enriched our national character and strengthened the Republic for those who have followed. During the month of May, we pay tribute to the wisest among us. Throughout the land, older Americans are strengthening our communities and the American way of life. Many senior citizens remain in the workforce to support themselves and their families. Others are embarking on second careers and exploring new interests and fields of knowledge. Inspiring citizens of all ages, many serve as advocates and volunteers in community service roles. In this important work, they make a real difference in the daily lives of fellow citizens of all ages, while promoting and strengthening the American spirit of civic participation. My Administration is working to create opportunities for older Americans to share their skills and wisdom with younger generations. One of the bills I recently signed into law, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, expands and improves service opportunities for older Americans. Our Nation can benefit greatly from the experience and hard work of our older Americans, and I am committed to providing service opportunities to achieve this end. We owe older Americans a debt of gratitude and must work to help them age with dignity. Through home- and community-based services, including health promotion and preventive care programs, many older Americans are able to live more independent and healthier lives. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month, ‘‘Living Today for a Better Tomorrow,’’ captures the importance of helping seniors today so they can enjoy the years ahead. My Administration is committed to supporting older Americans and is working to strengthen health care, retirement, community involvement, and other programs vital to their interests and beneficial to all of us. Older Americans have earned this support, and we owe them nothing less. 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 May 2009 as Older Americans Month. I invite Americans of all ages; representatives of government at all levels; businesses and communities; faith-based and neighborhood organizations; and health, academic, and recreational institutions to acknowledge the contributions of older Americans during this month and throughout the year. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:47 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 21528 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of May, 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. E9–10859 Filed 5–6–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:47 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 87 (Thursday, May 7, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Proclamation 8371--Older Americans Month, 2009



Proclamation 8372--National Charter Schools Week, 2009



Memorandum of May 5, 2009--Biofuels and Rural Economic Development


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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8371 of May 4, 2009

                
Older Americans Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Older Americans have carried our Nation through great 
                challenges and triumphs. They have enriched our 
                national character and strengthened the Republic for 
                those who have followed. During the month of May, we 
                pay tribute to the wisest among us.

                Throughout the land, older Americans are strengthening 
                our communities and the American way of life. Many 
                senior citizens remain in the workforce to support 
                themselves and their families. Others are embarking on 
                second careers and exploring new interests and fields 
                of knowledge. Inspiring citizens of all ages, many 
                serve as advocates and volunteers in community service 
                roles. In this important work, they make a real 
                difference in the daily lives of fellow citizens of all 
                ages, while promoting and strengthening the American 
                spirit of civic participation.

                My Administration is working to create opportunities 
                for older Americans to share their skills and wisdom 
                with younger generations. One of the bills I recently 
                signed into law, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America 
                Act, expands and improves service opportunities for 
                older Americans. Our Nation can benefit greatly from 
                the experience and hard work of our older Americans, 
                and I am committed to providing service opportunities 
                to achieve this end.

                We owe older Americans a debt of gratitude and must 
                work to help them age with dignity. Through home- and 
                community-based services, including health promotion 
                and preventive care programs, many older Americans are 
                able to live more independent and healthier lives. This 
                year's theme for Older Americans Month, ``Living Today 
                for a Better Tomorrow,'' captures the importance of 
                helping seniors today so they can enjoy the years 
                ahead.

                My Administration is committed to supporting older 
                Americans and is working to strengthen health care, 
                retirement, community involvement, and other programs 
                vital to their interests and beneficial to all of us. 
                Older Americans have earned this support, and we owe 
                them nothing less.

                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 May 2009 as Older Americans 
                Month. I invite Americans of all ages; representatives 
                of government at all levels; businesses and 
                communities; faith-based and neighborhood 
                organizations; and health, academic, and recreational 
                institutions to acknowledge the contributions of older 
                Americans during this month and throughout the year.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of May, 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. E9-10859
Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P