American Red Cross Month, 2010, 9325-9326 [2010-4360]

Download as PDF 9325 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 39 Monday, March 1, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8478 of February 24, 2010 The President American Red Cross Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From rebuilding former adversaries after World War II, to combating HIV/ AIDS in Africa, to saving lives after the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the American people have an unmatched tradition of responding to challenges at home and abroad with compassion and generosity. This tradition reflects our Nation’s noblest ideals and has led people around the world to see the United States as a beacon of hope. During American Red Cross Month, we honor the organizations across our country that contribute to our Nation’s ongoing efforts to relieve human suffering. Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided assistance and comfort to communities stricken by disasters large and small. Amidst the final months of World War I in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed ‘‘Red Cross Week’’ as a time for our citizens ‘‘to give generously to the continuation of the important work of relieving distress.’’ The American Red Cross continues to help ensure our communities are more ready and resilient in the face of future disasters. I urge all Americans to embrace our shared duty to better prepare ourselves, our families, and our neighbors against a wide range of emergencies; and to visit www.Ready.gov and www.CitizenCorps.gov. Despite facing economic hardship at home, ordinary Americans are still contributing to humanitarian efforts worldwide. This year’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti caused untold suffering, and the American people have responded with speed and kindness. Donations have poured into the American Red Cross and other relief organizations. On the ground in Haiti, American search-and-rescue teams have pulled survivors from the rubble, and volunteer medical professionals continue to treat victims and save lives. Our Nation’s leadership relies upon our citizens who are motivated to act by our common humanity. This month, let us come together to celebrate the American spirit of generosity, and the dedicated individuals and organizations who keep that spirit alive. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2010 as American Red Cross Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and by supporting the work of our Nation’s service and relief organizations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:11 Feb 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01MRD0.SGM 01MRD0 9326 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 39 / Monday, March 1, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfourth. [FR Doc. 2010–4360 Filed 2–26–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:11 Feb 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01MRD0.SGM 01MRD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES Billing code 3195–W0–P

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Proclamation 8478--American Red Cross Month, 2010


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 39 / Monday, March 1, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8478 of February 24, 2010

                
American Red Cross Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                 From rebuilding former adversaries after World War II, 
                to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa, to saving lives after 
                the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the American people 
                have an unmatched tradition of responding to challenges 
                at home and abroad with compassion and generosity. This 
                tradition reflects our Nation's noblest ideals and has 
                led people around the world to see the United States as 
                a beacon of hope. During American Red Cross Month, we 
                honor the organizations across our country that 
                contribute to our Nation's ongoing efforts to relieve 
                human suffering.

                 Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red 
                Cross has provided assistance and comfort to 
                communities stricken by disasters large and small. 
                Amidst the final months of World War I in 1918, 
                President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed ``Red Cross 
                Week'' as a time for our citizens ``to give generously 
                to the continuation of the important work of relieving 
                distress.'' The American Red Cross continues to help 
                ensure our communities are more ready and resilient in 
                the face of future disasters. I urge all Americans to 
                embrace our shared duty to better prepare ourselves, 
                our families, and our neighbors against a wide range of 
                emergencies; and to visit www.Ready.gov and 
                www.CitizenCorps.gov.

                 Despite facing economic hardship at home, ordinary 
                Americans are still contributing to humanitarian 
                efforts worldwide. This year's catastrophic earthquake 
                in Haiti caused untold suffering, and the American 
                people have responded with speed and kindness. 
                Donations have poured into the American Red Cross and 
                other relief organizations. On the ground in Haiti, 
                American search-and-rescue teams have pulled survivors 
                from the rubble, and volunteer medical professionals 
                continue to treat victims and save lives.

                 Our Nation's leadership relies upon our citizens who 
                are motivated to act by our common humanity. This 
                month, let us come together to celebrate the American 
                spirit of generosity, and the dedicated individuals and 
                organizations who keep that spirit alive.

                 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the 
                American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority vested 
                in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim March 2010 as American Red 
                Cross Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this 
                month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities, and by supporting the work of our Nation's 
                service and relief organizations.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-4360
Filed 2-26-10; 11:15 am]
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