National Character Counts Week, 2014, 63289-63290 [2014-25294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Presidential Documents 63289 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9196 of October 17, 2014 National Character Counts Week, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For generations, our Nation’s beliefs in mutual respect, shared responsibility, and equality for all have strengthened our bond as a people and guided our path—uniting us in times of crisis and inspiring us in moments of triumph. During National Character Counts Week, we reaffirm the principles that built America and dedicate ourselves to passing on our highest ideals to our children. We see the true character of our country in the examples set by the work and lives of our people. We see it in the educators, mentors, and parents who teach our kids not only to understand math and history, but also to know and show compassion and respect. We see it in first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to protect strangers, and in our men and women in uniform who selflessly serve the land we love and defend the values we cherish. And we see it in small acts of kindness that define who we are as Americans and help us recognize our common humanity. When we give our daughters and sons a foundation of integrity, hard work, and responsibility, and when we empower them with the courage to choose these values in the face of cynicism, we prepare them for a lifetime of engaged citizenship and create stronger communities across America. This week, and all year long, let us all do our part to ensure the fundamental tenets that have shaped our Union from its founding continue to sustain us and draw out the best in each of us. 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 19 through October 25, 2014, 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 Sep<11>2014 16:18 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23OCD0.SGM 23OCD0 63290 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of October, 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. [FR Doc. 2014–25294 Filed 10–22–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23OCD0.SGM 23OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 205 (Thursday, October 23, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25294]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9196 of October 17, 2014

                
National Character Counts Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For generations, our Nation's beliefs in mutual 
                respect, shared responsibility, and equality for all 
                have strengthened our bond as a people and guided our 
                path--uniting us in times of crisis and inspiring us in 
                moments of triumph. During National Character Counts 
                Week, we reaffirm the principles that built America and 
                dedicate ourselves to passing on our highest ideals to 
                our children.

                We see the true character of our country in the 
                examples set by the work and lives of our people. We 
                see it in the educators, mentors, and parents who teach 
                our kids not only to understand math and history, but 
                also to know and show compassion and respect. We see it 
                in first responders who put themselves in harm's way to 
                protect strangers, and in our men and women in uniform 
                who selflessly serve the land we love and defend the 
                values we cherish. And we see it in small acts of 
                kindness that define who we are as Americans and help 
                us recognize our common humanity.

                When we give our daughters and sons a foundation of 
                integrity, hard work, and responsibility, and when we 
                empower them with the courage to choose these values in 
                the face of cynicism, we prepare them for a lifetime of 
                engaged citizenship and create stronger communities 
                across America. This week, and all year long, let us 
                all do our part to ensure the fundamental tenets that 
                have shaped our Union from its founding continue to 
                sustain us and draw out the best in each of us.

                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 19 through 
                October 25, 2014, 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 
                seventeenth day of October, 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. 2014-25294
Filed 10-22-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5