National Volunteer Week, 2018, 17285-17286 [2018-08346]

Download as PDF 17285 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 76 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9726 of April 16, 2018 The President National Volunteer Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Volunteer Week, we recognize the millions of Americans who strengthen, enrich, and improve our communities through their tireless and selfless commitment to serving others. Those who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to positively influence the lives of others continue a legacy and tradition of service that began with our Founding Fathers and remains firmly enshrined in our national character today. Volunteers leave their mark on every facet of our neighborhoods and communities. Their work educates, equips, and empowers others. Some who volunteer as first responders risk rushing toward danger in order to help people during their times of greatest need. Others help children learn to read, tutor struggling students, provide services to the impoverished or elderly, and support our veterans and military families. Acting individually and through faith-based and other community organizations, volunteers help to bind us together as a Nation. America’s volunteers are exceptional citizens and tremendous role models who demonstrate some of the finest qualities of the American people. Time and again we have seen America’s compassionate, serving heart through the volunteer efforts of our people. Last year, for example, we saw the dedication and generosity of volunteers during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which harmed and displaced thousands of Americans. In the wake of such destruction and tragedy, heartening stories of unity, selflessness, and hope emerged. Americans from all walks of life put their lives on hold, and often on the line, to help people they had never met. They answered an urgent call and took action. These commendable individuals embody the very best of our country and our way of life. They remind us that even in our darkest days, goodness will prevail. During National Volunteer Week, we honor America’s outstanding volunteers and their invaluable contributions to our Nation and the world. Because of their compassion and dedication, they are transforming communities and lives all across the country. I salute the men and women of all ages who mobilize each day to serve others, and I encourage all citizens to seek out opportunities to engage in volunteer service within their communities. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with PRESDOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 15 through April 21, 2018, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by volunteering in service projects across our country and pledging to make service a part of their daily lives. VerDate Sep<11>2014 07:39 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19APD0.SGM 19APD0 17286 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–08346 4–18–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 07:39 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19APD0.SGM 19APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17285-17286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08346]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 17285]]

                Proclamation 9726 of April 16, 2018

                
National Volunteer Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Volunteer Week, we recognize the 
                millions of Americans who strengthen, enrich, and 
                improve our communities through their tireless and 
                selfless commitment to serving others. Those who 
                dedicate their time, talent, and resources to 
                positively influence the lives of others continue a 
                legacy and tradition of service that began with our 
                Founding Fathers and remains firmly enshrined in our 
                national character today.

                Volunteers leave their mark on every facet of our 
                neighborhoods and communities. Their work educates, 
                equips, and empowers others. Some who volunteer as 
                first responders risk rushing toward danger in order to 
                help people during their times of greatest need. Others 
                help children learn to read, tutor struggling students, 
                provide services to the impoverished or elderly, and 
                support our veterans and military families. Acting 
                individually and through faith-based and other 
                community organizations, volunteers help to bind us 
                together as a Nation.

                America's volunteers are exceptional citizens and 
                tremendous role models who demonstrate some of the 
                finest qualities of the American people. Time and again 
                we have seen America's compassionate, serving heart 
                through the volunteer efforts of our people. Last year, 
                for example, we saw the dedication and generosity of 
                volunteers during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, 
                which harmed and displaced thousands of Americans. In 
                the wake of such destruction and tragedy, heartening 
                stories of unity, selflessness, and hope emerged. 
                Americans from all walks of life put their lives on 
                hold, and often on the line, to help people they had 
                never met. They answered an urgent call and took 
                action. These commendable individuals embody the very 
                best of our country and our way of life. They remind us 
                that even in our darkest days, goodness will prevail.

                During National Volunteer Week, we honor America's 
                outstanding volunteers and their invaluable 
                contributions to our Nation and the world. Because of 
                their compassion and dedication, they are transforming 
                communities and lives all across the country. I salute 
                the men and women of all ages who mobilize each day to 
                serve others, and I encourage all citizens to seek out 
                opportunities to engage in volunteer service within 
                their communities.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 15 through 
                April 21, 2018, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon 
                all Americans to observe this week by volunteering in 
                service projects across our country and pledging to 
                make service a part of their daily lives.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-08346
 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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