National Arts and Humanities Month, 2014, 60043-60044 [2014-23853]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60043 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9177 of September 30, 2014 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In this complicated world and in these challenging times, the arts and humanities enhance the character of our Nation. The flash of insight that comes from watching a thought-provoking documentary or discovering a compelling novel sparks moments of joy, awe, and sorrow. From symphonies that bring tragedy to life with long bow strokes to architecture that challenges the boundaries of the world around it, these works add texture to our lives and reveal something about ourselves. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we reflect on the many ways the arts and humanities have contributed to the fabric of our society. Since our earliest days, America has flourished because of the creative spirit and vision of our people. Our Nation is built on the freedom of expression, and we rely on the arts and humanities to broaden our views and remind us of the truths that connect us. We must never take for granted the wonder we feel when standing before a timeless work of art or the world of memories that is unlocked with a simple movement or a single note. By capturing our greatest hopes and deepest fears, the arts and humanities play an important role in telling our country’s story and broadening our understanding of the world. Cultivating the talents of our young people and ensuring they have access to the arts are critical to our Nation’s growth and prosperity. To meet the challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill in them the same passion and persistence that has driven centuries of progress and innovation. The arts and humanities provide important opportunities for our young people to unleash their creativity and reach for new heights. That is why my Administration is committed to bolstering initiatives that ensure the next generation has the tools to foster their artistic expression and the opportunities to go as far as their imaginations can take them. This month, we pay tribute to the tremendous power of the arts and humanities to bring us together and expose us to new ideas that make us think and feel. As we carry forward this proud tradition, let us celebrate the ways our Nation’s rich heritage has strengthened our country and inspired our lives. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 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 2014 as National Arts and Humanities Month. I call upon the people of the United States to join together in observing this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to celebrate the arts and the humanities in America. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD0.SGM 03OCD0 60044 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–23853 Filed 10–2–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD0.SGM 03OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 192 (Friday, October 3, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60043-60044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23853]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9177 of September 30, 2014

                
National Arts and Humanities Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In this complicated world and in these challenging 
                times, the arts and humanities enhance the character of 
                our Nation. The flash of insight that comes from 
                watching a thought-provoking documentary or discovering 
                a compelling novel sparks moments of joy, awe, and 
                sorrow. From symphonies that bring tragedy to life with 
                long bow strokes to architecture that challenges the 
                boundaries of the world around it, these works add 
                texture to our lives and reveal something about 
                ourselves. During National Arts and Humanities Month, 
                we reflect on the many ways the arts and humanities 
                have contributed to the fabric of our society.

                Since our earliest days, America has flourished because 
                of the creative spirit and vision of our people. Our 
                Nation is built on the freedom of expression, and we 
                rely on the arts and humanities to broaden our views 
                and remind us of the truths that connect us. We must 
                never take for granted the wonder we feel when standing 
                before a timeless work of art or the world of memories 
                that is unlocked with a simple movement or a single 
                note. By capturing our greatest hopes and deepest 
                fears, the arts and humanities play an important role 
                in telling our country's story and broadening our 
                understanding of the world.

                Cultivating the talents of our young people and 
                ensuring they have access to the arts are critical to 
                our Nation's growth and prosperity. To meet the 
                challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and 
                ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill 
                in them the same passion and persistence that has 
                driven centuries of progress and innovation. The arts 
                and humanities provide important opportunities for our 
                young people to unleash their creativity and reach for 
                new heights. That is why my Administration is committed 
                to bolstering initiatives that ensure the next 
                generation has the tools to foster their artistic 
                expression and the opportunities to go as far as their 
                imaginations can take them.

                This month, we pay tribute to the tremendous power of 
                the arts and humanities to bring us together and expose 
                us to new ideas that make us think and feel. As we 
                carry forward this proud tradition, let us celebrate 
                the ways our Nation's rich heritage has strengthened 
                our country and inspired our lives.

                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 2014 as 
                National Arts and Humanities Month. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to join together in 
                observing this month with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs to celebrate the arts and the 
                humanities in America.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-23853
Filed 10-2-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4