National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016, 68287-68288 [2016-24041]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents 68287 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9505 of September 28, 2016 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout history, the arts and humanities have been at the forefront of progress. In diverse mediums and methods—whether through the themes of a novel, the movement of a dancer, or a monologue on a stage—the arts enrich our souls, inspire us to chase our dreams, and challenge us to see things through a different lens. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate the important role the arts and humanities have played in shaping the American narrative. Our achievements as a society and a culture go hand-in-hand. The arts embody who we are as a people and have long helped drive the success of our country. They provoke thought and encourage our citizenry to reach new heights in creativity and innovation; they lift up our identities, connecting what is most profound within us to our collective human experiences. In seeking to break down barriers and challenge our assumptions, we must continue promoting and prioritizing the arts and humanities, especially for our young people. In many ways, the arts and humanities reflect our national soul. They are central to who we are as Americans—as dreamers and storytellers, creators and visionaries. By investing in the arts, we can chart a course for the future in which the threads of our common humanity are bound together with creative empathy and openness. When we engage with the arts, we instill principles that, at their core, make us truer to ourselves. This month, we acknowledge all those who have proudly and passionately dedicated their lives to these diverse, beautiful, and often challenging forms of expression. In our increasingly global economy, we recognize the power of the arts and humanities to connect people around the world. Be it through the pen of a poet, the voice of a singer, or the canvas of a painter, let us continue to harness the unparalleled ways the arts and humanities bring people together. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS 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 2016 as National Arts and Humanities Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to celebrate the arts and the humanities in America. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD1.SGM 03OCD1 68288 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–24041 Filed 9–30–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD1.SGM 03OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F7–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 191 (Monday, October 3, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-24041]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 68287]]


                Proclamation 9505 of September 28, 2016

                
National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout history, the arts and humanities have been 
                at the forefront of progress. In diverse mediums and 
                methods--whether through the themes of a novel, the 
                movement of a dancer, or a monologue on a stage--the 
                arts enrich our souls, inspire us to chase our dreams, 
                and challenge us to see things through a different 
                lens. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we 
                celebrate the important role the arts and humanities 
                have played in shaping the American narrative.

                Our achievements as a society and a culture go hand-in-
                hand. The arts embody who we are as a people and have 
                long helped drive the success of our country. They 
                provoke thought and encourage our citizenry to reach 
                new heights in creativity and innovation; they lift up 
                our identities, connecting what is most profound within 
                us to our collective human experiences.

                In seeking to break down barriers and challenge our 
                assumptions, we must continue promoting and 
                prioritizing the arts and humanities, especially for 
                our young people. In many ways, the arts and humanities 
                reflect our national soul. They are central to who we 
                are as Americans--as dreamers and storytellers, 
                creators and visionaries. By investing in the arts, we 
                can chart a course for the future in which the threads 
                of our common humanity are bound together with creative 
                empathy and openness. When we engage with the arts, we 
                instill principles that, at their core, make us truer 
                to ourselves.

                This month, we acknowledge all those who have proudly 
                and passionately dedicated their lives to these 
                diverse, beautiful, and often challenging forms of 
                expression. In our increasingly global economy, we 
                recognize the power of the arts and humanities to 
                connect people around the world. Be it through the pen 
                of a poet, the voice of a singer, or the canvas of a 
                painter, let us continue to harness the unparalleled 
                ways the arts and humanities bring people together.

                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 2016 as 
                National Arts and Humanities Month. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to observe this month with 
                appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to 
                celebrate the arts and the humanities in America.

[[Page 68288]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-24041
Filed 9-30-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P