My Administration believes families strengthen our communities and help shape the character and future of our Nation. Over the years, we have demonstrated our deeply held commitment to supporting America's families by signing laws that respect the sanctity of life, lower taxes, double the child tax credit, reduce the marriage penalty, and empower parents to make choices about their children's education.
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
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