National Family Week, 2009, 62195-62196 [E9-28481]

Download as PDF 62195 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 226 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8456 of November 20, 2009 The President National Family Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation American families are the foundation on which our Nation is built. Their expressions of unconditional love and dedication sustain family members and support our Nation’s communities. During National Family Week, we celebrate the inclusive spirit of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. My Administration is committed to helping American families meet the demands of modern life, increase their self-sufficiency, and achieve their full potential. Ten days after taking office, I established the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families, led by Vice President Biden. This Task Force is focused on raising the living standards of working families across the country. In addition, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides a broad spectrum of support to families experiencing difficult times. It boosts child care and Head Start programs, essential not only to a child’s future but also a parent’s peace of mind in the workplace. Health care reform will provide security and stability for American families with insurance and affordable options for uninsured Americans. As we continue to grow as a Nation, we must also be engaged members of our larger family, composed of our neighbors, our colleagues, and the community where we live. We must appreciate the diversity of other families’ traditions; we must reach out to help families in need; and we must take more responsibility for the care and development of all children, not just our own. In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful that, at our best, America is a collection of strong families, standing united to make our Nation a place of hope and opportunity for future generations. PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES3 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 November 22 through November 28, 2009, as National Family Week. I invite States, local communities, and individuals to join together in observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation’s families. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 62196 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, 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. E9–28481 Filed 11–24–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES3 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 25, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62195-62196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28481]



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Part III





The President





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Proclamation 8456--National Family Week, 2009



Proclamation 8457--National Child's Day, 2009



Proclamation 8458--Thanksgiving Day, 2009



Executive Order 13520--Reducing Improper Payments


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8456 of November 20, 2009

                
National Family Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                American families are the foundation on which our 
                Nation is built. Their expressions of unconditional 
                love and dedication sustain family members and support 
                our Nation's communities. During National Family Week, 
                we celebrate the inclusive spirit of American families 
                and applaud the commitment of those family members who 
                encourage us to reach new heights.

                My Administration is committed to helping American 
                families meet the demands of modern life, increase 
                their self-sufficiency, and achieve their full 
                potential. Ten days after taking office, I established 
                the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working 
                Families, led by Vice President Biden. This Task Force 
                is focused on raising the living standards of working 
                families across the country. In addition, the American 
                Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides a broad spectrum 
                of support to families experiencing difficult times. It 
                boosts child care and Head Start programs, essential 
                not only to a child's future but also a parent's peace 
                of mind in the workplace. Health care reform will 
                provide security and stability for American families 
                with insurance and affordable options for uninsured 
                Americans.

                As we continue to grow as a Nation, we must also be 
                engaged members of our larger family, composed of our 
                neighbors, our colleagues, and the community where we 
                live. We must appreciate the diversity of other 
                families' traditions; we must reach out to help 
                families in need; and we must take more responsibility 
                for the care and development of all children, not just 
                our own.

                In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful that, 
                at our best, America is a collection of strong 
                families, standing united to make our Nation a place of 
                hope and opportunity for 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 November 22 through 
                November 28, 2009, as National Family Week. I invite 
                States, local communities, and individuals to join 
                together in observing this week with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation's 
                families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of November, 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. E9-28481
Filed 11-24-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P