National Child's Day, 2013, 70189-70190 [2013-28303]

Download as PDF 70189 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 227 Monday, November 25, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9059 of November 19, 2013 The President National Child’s Day, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year on National Child’s Day, America takes time to celebrate our most precious resource. We reaffirm our commitment to giving our next generation the tools to lead, innovate, and pursue their own measure of happiness. In the United States of America, no matter where you come from, who you are, or how you look, you should have a chance to succeed. That is why we must build ladders of opportunity for all children—including high-quality preschool, strong education in key fields like math and science, and nutritious meals that give young people the energy to focus. Through First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, my Administration is helping children develop habits that will let them lead healthier lives, and we are partnering with businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations to ensure families have the information they need to give our children the happy, healthy futures they deserve. Yet equal opportunity cannot exist while some parents are forced to choose between buying groceries, paying the rent, or taking their children to the doctor. Under the Affordable Care Act, new health insurance options are now available to millions of Americans. Millions of families will gain access to affordable coverage options through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, including through Medicaid in those States that have chosen to expand coverage. Thanks to this law, children can no longer be denied coverage because they have a pre-existing condition. And most health plans are covering recommended preventive services for children, including developmental screenings and immunizations, without cost-sharing. With the support of a Nation and the guidance of parents and mentors, our children can lead America into a bright new age. Today, let us strengthen our resolve to provide the opportunities their energy and creativity demand. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS 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 20, 2013, as National Child’s Day. I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate activities, programs, and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves to creating the bright future we want for our Nation’s children. VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:09 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 70190 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–28303 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:09 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-28303]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9059 of November 19, 2013

                
National Child's Day, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year on National Child's Day, America takes time 
                to celebrate our most precious resource. We reaffirm 
                our commitment to giving our next generation the tools 
                to lead, innovate, and pursue their own measure of 
                happiness.

                In the United States of America, no matter where you 
                come from, who you are, or how you look, you should 
                have a chance to succeed. That is why we must build 
                ladders of opportunity for all children--including 
                high-quality preschool, strong education in key fields 
                like math and science, and nutritious meals that give 
                young people the energy to focus. Through First Lady 
                Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, my 
                Administration is helping children develop habits that 
                will let them lead healthier lives, and we are 
                partnering with businesses, local governments, and non-
                profit organizations to ensure families have the 
                information they need to give our children the happy, 
                healthy futures they deserve.

                Yet equal opportunity cannot exist while some parents 
                are forced to choose between buying groceries, paying 
                the rent, or taking their children to the doctor. Under 
                the Affordable Care Act, new health insurance options 
                are now available to millions of Americans. Millions of 
                families will gain access to affordable coverage 
                options through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, 
                including through Medicaid in those States that have 
                chosen to expand coverage. Thanks to this law, children 
                can no longer be denied coverage because they have a 
                pre-existing condition. And most health plans are 
                covering recommended preventive services for children, 
                including developmental screenings and immunizations, 
                without cost-sharing.

                With the support of a Nation and the guidance of 
                parents and mentors, our children can lead America into 
                a bright new age. Today, let us strengthen our resolve 
                to provide the opportunities their energy and 
                creativity demand.

                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 20, 2013, as 
                National Child's Day. I call upon all citizens to 
                observe this day with appropriate activities, programs, 
                and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves to creating 
                the bright future we want for our Nation's children.

[[Page 70190]]

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

[FR Doc. 2013-28303
Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F4