National Character Counts Week, 2011, 65095-65096 [2011-27314]

Download as PDF 65095 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 203 Thursday, October 20, 2011 Title 3— Proclamation 8737 of October 14, 2011 The President National Character Counts Week, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In times of adversity and triumph alike, the American people have been guided by the strength of our character. With resilience and compassion, we have provided for our neighbors, lifted their spirits, and embraced our shared humanity. During National Character Counts Week, we celebrate our country’s core values and commit to passing them on to the next generation. By setting a positive example for our children, we can inspire in them the virtues that define our Nation: personal integrity, bold ingenuity, and a drive to serve others. America’s role models—from parents and teachers to community leaders and coaches—play an integral role in shaping character. They foster patriotism, promote civic pride, and teach young people to live by the Golden Rule by treating others the way they want to be treated. Together, all Americans must cultivate moral fortitude, preach tolerance, and demonstrate the value of respect for those different from ourselves. Tragic events in our Nation remind us why it is imperative that we create a climate of acceptance and compassion in our schools and communities. Our country has mourned as we have heard heartbreaking stories of promising young men and women subjected to harassment and bullying, driving some out of school, and others to ultimately take their own lives. No family should have to endure such a loss, and no child should feel that alone. Let us honor their memories by striving to make our neighborhoods and schools safe and affirming places for every child to learn, grow, and dream. Our Nation’s character is engrained in our past, central to our present, and key to our future. All of us share a responsibility to preserve and uphold the values that have kept our country strong, prosperous, and free. This week, we resolve to stay true to the American spirit and live according to our highest ideals. pmangrum on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES5 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 October 16 through October 22, 2011, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20OCD0.SGM 20OCD0 65096 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–27314 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20OCD0.SGM 20OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pmangrum on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES5 Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27314]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8737 of October 14, 2011

                
National Character Counts Week, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In times of adversity and triumph alike, the American 
                people have been guided by the strength of our 
                character. With resilience and compassion, we have 
                provided for our neighbors, lifted their spirits, and 
                embraced our shared humanity. During National Character 
                Counts Week, we celebrate our country's core values and 
                commit to passing them on to the next generation.

                By setting a positive example for our children, we can 
                inspire in them the virtues that define our Nation: 
                personal integrity, bold ingenuity, and a drive to 
                serve others. America's role models--from parents and 
                teachers to community leaders and coaches--play an 
                integral role in shaping character. They foster 
                patriotism, promote civic pride, and teach young people 
                to live by the Golden Rule by treating others the way 
                they want to be treated. Together, all Americans must 
                cultivate moral fortitude, preach tolerance, and 
                demonstrate the value of respect for those different 
                from ourselves.

                Tragic events in our Nation remind us why it is 
                imperative that we create a climate of acceptance and 
                compassion in our schools and communities. Our country 
                has mourned as we have heard heartbreaking stories of 
                promising young men and women subjected to harassment 
                and bullying, driving some out of school, and others to 
                ultimately take their own lives. No family should have 
                to endure such a loss, and no child should feel that 
                alone. Let us honor their memories by striving to make 
                our neighborhoods and schools safe and affirming places 
                for every child to learn, grow, and dream.

                Our Nation's character is engrained in our past, 
                central to our present, and key to our future. All of 
                us share a responsibility to preserve and uphold the 
                values that have kept our country strong, prosperous, 
                and free. This week, we resolve to stay true to the 
                American spirit and live according to our highest 
                ideals.

                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 October 16 through 
                October 22, 2011, as National Character Counts Week. I 
                call upon public officials, educators, parents, 
                students, and all Americans to observe this week with 
                appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

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

[FR Doc. 2011-27314
Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P