Proclamation 8321-National Family Week, 2008 by ProQuest


More Info
									                                                                      1436                                                    Nov. 19 / Administration of George W. Bush, 2008

                                                                      could not succeed in doing so without essen-                       Families offer a stable and nurturing envi-
                                                                      tial partnerships with urban communities to                     ronment for children by providing support
                                                                      supply, sell, and deliver finished products                     and comfort. A child’s parents, siblings,
                                                                      across our country and around the world.                        grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other
                                                                      These cooperative efforts help to create a                      family members show them love and teach
                                                                      prosperous future for our citizens and people                   them right from wrong. Strong families set
                                                                      everywhere.                                                     a positive example and help young people
                                                                         Since 2001, my Administration has been                       grow into compassionate and responsible citi-
                                                                      committed to strengthening our agricultural                     zens.
                                                                      sector, and we have worked to create an envi-                      My Administration believes families
                                                                      ronment that will stimulate growth by open-                     strengthen our communities and help shape
                                                                      ing new markets, encouraging free and fair                      the character and future of our Nation. Over
                                                                      trade, and keeping taxes low. As we celebrate                   the years, we have demonstrated our deeply
                                                                      this week, we recognize the vital work of                       held commitment to supporting America’s
                                                                      farmers and ranchers, and we pay tribute to                     families by signing laws that respect the sanc-
                                                                      all those who strengthen the relationships be-                  tity of life, lower taxes, double the child tax
                                                                      tween our rural and urban communities.                          credit, reduce the marriage penalty, and em-
                                                                         Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush,                           power parents to make choices about their
                                                                      President of the United States of America,                      children’s education. In addition, the Help-
                                                                      by virtue of the authority vested in me by                      ing America’s Youth initiative, led by First
                                                                      the Constitution and laws of the United                         Lady Laura Bush, is dedicated to raising
                                                                      States, do hereby proclaim November 21                          awareness about the importance of positive
                                                                      through November 27, 2008, as National                          youth development by keeping children con-
                                                                      Farm-City Week. I encourage all Americans
                                                                                                                                      nected to family, school, and community.
                                                                      to join in recognizing farmers, ranchers, and
                                                                                                                                         National Family Week is also a time to
                                                                      all those who contribute to the strength of
                                                                      America’s agricultural industry.                                show our appreciation to our Nation’s mili-
                                                                         In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set                      tary families. We recognize their sacrifices,
                                                                      my hand this nineteenth day of November,                        and we pray for their loved ones in the
                                                                      in the year of our Lord two thousand eight,                     Armed Forces who are laying a foundation
                                                                      and of the Independence of the United                           of peace for future generations. We owe a
                                                                      States of America the two hundred and thir-                     debt of gratitude to the brave men and
                                                                      ty-third.                                                       women who have answered the call to serve
                                                                                                                                      our country and their families who support
To top