National Child's Day, 2009, 62197-62198 [E9-28484]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Presidential Documents 62197 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8457 of November 20, 2009 National Child’s Day, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s children deserve every opportunity to reach their fullest potential, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the tools required to grow and flourish. This includes providing our young people with access to affordable, high-quality health care and an education that both informs and inspires. On National Child’s Day, we celebrate the promise living within every child. Ensuring the health and well-being of our Nation’s children is one of our highest responsibilities. I was proud to sign the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), extending health care to millions of young Americans who were previously uninsured. When given proper nutrition and medical care, healthy children can become productive, healthy adults. My Administration is also committed to giving our children the educational support necessary for their development and future success. That is why we announced our Race to the Top award program, which challenges States to compete for over $4 billion in grants designed to spur systemic reform and embrace innovative approaches to teaching and learning in America’s schools. If we are willing to come together and embrace a spirit of common purpose, our schools will perform better and our students will reach farther. Across America, countless individuals selflessly provide their time and energy in our homes, schools, and community organizations to ensure our sons and daughters may one day realize their dreams. Today, we recommit ourselves to the vision of our founders to give all our children a fair chance and an equal start in life. PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES4 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, 2009, as National Child’s Day. I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:38 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 62198 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. E9–28484 Filed 11–24–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:38 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES4 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 25, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28484]




                        Presidential Documents 



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

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                Proclamation 8457 of November 20, 2009

                
National Child's Day, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's children deserve every opportunity to reach 
                their fullest potential, and it is our responsibility 
                to ensure they have the tools required to grow and 
                flourish. This includes providing our young people with 
                access to affordable, high-quality health care and an 
                education that both informs and inspires. On National 
                Child's Day, we celebrate the promise living within 
                every child.

                Ensuring the health and well-being of our Nation's 
                children is one of our highest responsibilities. I was 
                proud to sign the reauthorization of the Children's 
                Health Insurance Program (CHIP), extending health care 
                to millions of young Americans who were previously 
                uninsured. When given proper nutrition and medical 
                care, healthy children can become productive, healthy 
                adults.

                My Administration is also committed to giving our 
                children the educational support necessary for their 
                development and future success. That is why we 
                announced our Race to the Top award program, which 
                challenges States to compete for over $4 billion in 
                grants designed to spur systemic reform and embrace 
                innovative approaches to teaching and learning in 
                America's schools. If we are willing to come together 
                and embrace a spirit of common purpose, our schools 
                will perform better and our students will reach 
                farther.

                Across America, countless individuals selflessly 
                provide their time and energy in our homes, schools, 
                and community organizations to ensure our sons and 
                daughters may one day realize their dreams. Today, we 
                recommit ourselves to the vision of our founders to 
                give all our children a fair chance and an equal start 
                in life.

                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, 2009, as 
                National Child's Day. I call upon all citizens to 
                observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, 
                and activities.

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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. E9-28484
Filed 11-24-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P