National Preparedness Month, 2009, 46663-46664 [E9-22051]

Download as PDF 46663 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 175 Friday, September 11, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8412 of September 4, 2009 The President National Preparedness Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Preparedness is an essential element of a resilient and secure Nation. My Administration has made preparedness a top priority, and we are working every day to ensure our country stands ready to respond to any disaster or emergency—from wildfires and hurricanes, to terrorist attacks and pandemic disease. Our goal is to ensure a more resilient Nation—one in which individuals, communities, and our economy can adapt to changing conditions as well as withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, we underscore the responsibility of individuals, families, and communities—including the private and nonprofit sectors—to do their part before an emergency. I urge all Americans to take time to prepare an emergency supply kit and a family emergency plan, and to educate themselves about potential disasters. I also ask Americans to work within their own communities to coordinate emergency preparedness efforts. All Americans share this responsibility, and we must all work together to safeguard the Nation from harm. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports and promotes citizen education and grassroots preparedness efforts. FEMA’s Ready Campaign provides simple and practical steps that all Americans can take to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Additionally, the Citizen Corps educates, trains, and coordinates volunteer activities that help make our communities safer and better prepared for emergencies. I encourage all Americans to learn more at www.ready.gov and www.citizencorps.gov. cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES6 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 September 2009 as National Preparedness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of preparing for potential emergencies beforehand and to observe this month with appropriate preparedness activities, events, and training to enhance our national resilience. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:49 Sep 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11SED0.SGM 11SED0 46664 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 175 / Friday, September 11, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–22051 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:49 Sep 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11SED0.SGM 11SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES6 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 175 (Friday, September 11, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 46663-46664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22051]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 175 / Friday, September 11, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8412 of September 4, 2009

                
National Preparedness Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Preparedness is an essential element of a resilient and 
                secure Nation. My Administration has made preparedness 
                a top priority, and we are working every day to ensure 
                our country stands ready to respond to any disaster or 
                emergency--from wildfires and hurricanes, to terrorist 
                attacks and pandemic disease. Our goal is to ensure a 
                more resilient Nation--one in which individuals, 
                communities, and our economy can adapt to changing 
                conditions as well as withstand and rapidly recover 
                from disruption due to emergencies.

                During National Preparedness Month, we underscore the 
                responsibility of individuals, families, and 
                communities--including the private and nonprofit 
                sectors--to do their part before an emergency. I urge 
                all Americans to take time to prepare an emergency 
                supply kit and a family emergency plan, and to educate 
                themselves about potential disasters. I also ask 
                Americans to work within their own communities to 
                coordinate emergency preparedness efforts. All 
                Americans share this responsibility, and we must all 
                work together to safeguard the Nation from harm.

                The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports 
                and promotes citizen education and grassroots 
                preparedness efforts. FEMA's Ready Campaign provides 
                simple and practical steps that all Americans can take 
                to protect themselves, their families, and their 
                neighbors. Additionally, the Citizen Corps educates, 
                trains, and coordinates volunteer activities that help 
                make our communities safer and better prepared for 
                emergencies. I encourage all Americans to learn more at 
                www.ready.gov and www.citizencorps.gov.

                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 September 2009 as National 
                Preparedness Month. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to recognize the importance of preparing 
                for potential emergencies beforehand and to observe 
                this month with appropriate preparedness activities, 
                events, and training to enhance our national 
                resilience.

[[Page 46664]]

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

[FR Doc. E9-22051
Filed 9-10-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P