National Volunteer Week, 2019, 14585-14586 [2019-07261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Presidential Documents 14585 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9860 of April 5, 2019 National Volunteer Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Volunteer Week, we acknowledge the many Americans who generously give their time and talents to help improve the lives of others. Their acts of kindness help build a better and brighter future, and remind us that we all have a role to play in making our communities safer, healthier, and stronger. America’s strength has always come from the acts of ordinary citizens. From the earliest days of our Nation, volunteers have stepped forward to serve, helping us survive our greatest challenges and achieve our greatest triumphs. Every day, through their volunteerism, millions of our citizens renew this ethic of service, which is fundamental to our Nation’s character and exemplifies the resolve of the American people. In 2017, the number of Americans volunteering hit a record high, and their contributions were worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value. These outstanding individuals keep students on track to graduate, care for seniors, aid our veterans, and help those affected by natural disasters, war, and disease overseas. Last year, we again witnessed the servant leadership of thousands of Americans who volunteered to help their fellow citizens following natural disasters around the country. After devastating hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and wildfires, countless Americans answered the call to help others rebuild and recover. Even in times of great uncertainty and despair, their compassion helped renew the hope of so many in need. Americans’ commitment to serving others has always contributed to the success and prosperity of our Nation. This week, we pay tribute to our country’s volunteers and recognize every American who takes time to help others. We celebrate the spirit and generosity that drive our citizens to care for others and serve a cause greater than self. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRESD1 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 7 through April 13, 2019, 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 21:49 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD1.SGM 10APD1 14586 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–07261 4–9–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:49 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD1.SGM 10APD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRESD1 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14585-14586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07261]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9860 of April 5, 2019

                
National Volunteer Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Volunteer Week, we acknowledge the many 
                Americans who generously give their time and talents to 
                help improve the lives of others. Their acts of 
                kindness help build a better and brighter future, and 
                remind us that we all have a role to play in making our 
                communities safer, healthier, and stronger.

                America's strength has always come from the acts of 
                ordinary citizens. From the earliest days of our 
                Nation, volunteers have stepped forward to serve, 
                helping us survive our greatest challenges and achieve 
                our greatest triumphs. Every day, through their 
                volunteerism, millions of our citizens renew this ethic 
                of service, which is fundamental to our Nation's 
                character and exemplifies the resolve of the American 
                people.

                In 2017, the number of Americans volunteering hit a 
                record high, and their contributions were worth an 
                estimated $167 billion in economic value. These 
                outstanding individuals keep students on track to 
                graduate, care for seniors, aid our veterans, and help 
                those affected by natural disasters, war, and disease 
                overseas. Last year, we again witnessed the servant 
                leadership of thousands of Americans who volunteered to 
                help their fellow citizens following natural disasters 
                around the country. After devastating hurricanes, 
                flooding, tornadoes, and wildfires, countless Americans 
                answered the call to help others rebuild and recover. 
                Even in times of great uncertainty and despair, their 
                compassion helped renew the hope of so many in need.

                Americans' commitment to serving others has always 
                contributed to the success and prosperity of our 
                Nation. This week, we pay tribute to our country's 
                volunteers and recognize every American who takes time 
                to help others. We celebrate the spirit and generosity 
                that drive our citizens to care for others and serve a 
                cause greater than self.

                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 7 through April 
                13, 2019, 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 
                fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-07261
 4-9-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P