National Character Counts Week, 2019, 57305-57306 [2019-23434]

Download as PDF 57305 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 206 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9952 of October 18, 2019 The President National Character Counts Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s founding, we have recognized that the good character of our people is vital to maintaining our freedom. The strength of our Union and the defense of our precious liberty require both constant vigilance and moral clarity. During National Character Counts Week, we reaffirm our commitment to developing and demonstrating admirable qualities to enrich our lives and the lives of others. In doing so, we are confident that we can positively influence the next generation of our Nation’s leaders and inspire them to lead lives of virtue and integrity. As history teaches us, no person or piece of legislation is capable of securing and advancing freedom for a nation that fails to instill moral principles in its people. Parents, mentors, and educators have been instrumental in forming and developing values in our young people for generations, and cultivating character is critical for our Nation’s youth. Building strong character in our youth helps provide them with a moral compass that will help them navigate life’s many challenges and decisions, and we have an obligation to set a great example for the next generation. To advance this goal of developing a solid foundation for social responsibility in our young people, First Lady Melania Trump is promoting the importance of the values of kindness, compassion, and respect through her BE BEST initiative. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Our American story is rich with famous examples of those with outstanding character, including President Washington’s admirable humility, President Lincoln’s strong will and honesty, and President Eisenhower’s courage. Character worthy of our Nation’s praise is also found in the lives of ordinary Americans. From the service members of our Armed Forces and law enforcement officials to public servants and educators, our communities are filled with patriots who demonstrate selflessness, honor, respect, and devotion to duty as they perform their daily responsibilities. These virtues are also found in volunteers who reach out to those in need, members of the clergy who pray for the brokenhearted, children who befriend the bullied, and all those who extend compassion and kindness to others. These Americans fortify our Nation’s ideals and influence future generations by leading lives governed by principle and conviction. By their example, they remind us that character is developed consciously through exemplary effort and respect for others. Throughout this week, and each day of our lives, may we strive to demonstrate good character through our thoughts, discourse, and deeds in our homes, schools, workplaces, and houses of worship. Let us set an example for others of the timeless values of respect, compassion, justice, tolerance, fairness, and integrity. May we never forget that our Nation is only as strong as the virtue and character of our citizenry. 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 October 20 through October 26, 2019, 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 18:32 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24OCD0.SGM 24OCD0 57306 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–23434 Filed 10–23–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24OCD0.SGM 24OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Vol. 84

Thursday,

No. 206

October 24, 2019

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9952--National Character Counts Week, 2019



Proclamation 9953--National Forest Products Week, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9952 of October 18, 2019

                
National Character Counts Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's founding, we have recognized that 
                the good character of our people is vital to 
                maintaining our freedom. The strength of our Union and 
                the defense of our precious liberty require both 
                constant vigilance and moral clarity. During National 
                Character Counts Week, we reaffirm our commitment to 
                developing and demonstrating admirable qualities to 
                enrich our lives and the lives of others. In doing so, 
                we are confident that we can positively influence the 
                next generation of our Nation's leaders and inspire 
                them to lead lives of virtue and integrity.

                As history teaches us, no person or piece of 
                legislation is capable of securing and advancing 
                freedom for a nation that fails to instill moral 
                principles in its people. Parents, mentors, and 
                educators have been instrumental in forming and 
                developing values in our young people for generations, 
                and cultivating character is critical for our Nation's 
                youth. Building strong character in our youth helps 
                provide them with a moral compass that will help them 
                navigate life's many challenges and decisions, and we 
                have an obligation to set a great example for the next 
                generation. To advance this goal of developing a solid 
                foundation for social responsibility in our young 
                people, First Lady Melania Trump is promoting the 
                importance of the values of kindness, compassion, and 
                respect through her BE BEST initiative.

                Our American story is rich with famous examples of 
                those with outstanding character, including President 
                Washington's admirable humility, President Lincoln's 
                strong will and honesty, and President Eisenhower's 
                courage. Character worthy of our Nation's praise is 
                also found in the lives of ordinary Americans. From the 
                service members of our Armed Forces and law enforcement 
                officials to public servants and educators, our 
                communities are filled with patriots who demonstrate 
                selflessness, honor, respect, and devotion to duty as 
                they perform their daily responsibilities. These 
                virtues are also found in volunteers who reach out to 
                those in need, members of the clergy who pray for the 
                brokenhearted, children who befriend the bullied, and 
                all those who extend compassion and kindness to others. 
                These Americans fortify our Nation's ideals and 
                influence future generations by leading lives governed 
                by principle and conviction. By their example, they 
                remind us that character is developed consciously 
                through exemplary effort and respect for others.

                Throughout this week, and each day of our lives, may we 
                strive to demonstrate good character through our 
                thoughts, discourse, and deeds in our homes, schools, 
                workplaces, and houses of worship. Let us set an 
                example for others of the timeless values of respect, 
                compassion, justice, tolerance, fairness, and 
                integrity. May we never forget that our Nation is only 
                as strong as the virtue and character of our citizenry.

                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 October 20 through 
                October 26, 2019, 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 
                eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-23434
Filed 10-23-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P