National Safe Boating Week, 2009, 23605-23606 [E9-11919]

Download as PDF 23605 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 96 Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8381 of May 15, 2009 The President National Safe Boating Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, millions of Americans take to our Nation’s waterways for recreational boating. Whether paddling down a rushing river or cruising on a serene lake, boaters are attracted to the incomparable feeling of being out on the water. They also are drawn by opportunities to exercise, appreciate nature, enjoy quiet solitude, or relax with family and friends. Unfortunately, accidents can occur as Americans participate in this popular pastime. Many serious incidents are preventable, and during National Safe Boating Week, I ask Americans to learn more about how to enjoy our Nation’s waters safely and responsibly. Simple steps can greatly reduce the chances of an accident. In preparation for the boating season, Americans can take boating safety courses and get a free vessel safety check. These steps can help prevent problems before they happen and prepare boaters for problems that may occur while on the water. Boaters should also wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and never boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These critical precautions can save lives and help ensure a fulfilling experience. Each year during this week, the United States Coast Guard partners with organizations to educate and inform the public about safe boating. I join them in calling upon Americans to protect themselves and others while boating. Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has authorized and requested the President to annually proclaim the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as ‘‘National Safe Boating Week.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 2009, as National Safe Boating Week. I encourage all Americans to join in observing this occasion by learning more about boating safety and committing themselves to safe practices on the water. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:47 May 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 23606 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 20, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth 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. E9–11919 Filed 5–19–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:47 May 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 20, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 23605-23606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11919]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 20, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8381 of May 15, 2009

                
National Safe Boating Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, millions of Americans take to our Nation's 
                waterways for recreational boating. Whether paddling 
                down a rushing river or cruising on a serene lake, 
                boaters are attracted to the incomparable feeling of 
                being out on the water. They also are drawn by 
                opportunities to exercise, appreciate nature, enjoy 
                quiet solitude, or relax with family and friends.

                Unfortunately, accidents can occur as Americans 
                participate in this popular pastime. Many serious 
                incidents are preventable, and during National Safe 
                Boating Week, I ask Americans to learn more about how 
                to enjoy our Nation's waters safely and responsibly.

                Simple steps can greatly reduce the chances of an 
                accident. In preparation for the boating season, 
                Americans can take boating safety courses and get a 
                free vessel safety check. These steps can help prevent 
                problems before they happen and prepare boaters for 
                problems that may occur while on the water. Boaters 
                should also wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and 
                never boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 
                These critical precautions can save lives and help 
                ensure a fulfilling experience.

                Each year during this week, the United States Coast 
                Guard partners with organizations to educate and inform 
                the public about safe boating. I join them in calling 
                upon Americans to protect themselves and others while 
                boating.

                Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, 
                the Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 
                (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has authorized and 
                requested the President to annually proclaim the 7-day 
                period prior to Memorial Day weekend as ``National Safe 
                Boating Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 
                through May 22, 2009, as National Safe Boating Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to join in observing this 
                occasion by learning more about boating safety and 
                committing themselves to safe practices on the water.

[[Page 23606]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth 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. E9-11919
Filed 5-19-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P