THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2007
FAMILY DAY, 2007
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Families are the cornerstone of our Nation. On
Family Day, we underscore our dedication to strengthening America's families and
recognize the importance that the bonds between parents and children hold for
the future of our country.
Parents and family members are the first and most
important influence in a child's life. Families offer a stable and
nurturing environment by providing love, guidance, support, and comfort.
They help young people gain the skills they need to succeed in life and the
courage and drive to realize their dreams. By caring for and spending time
with their children, parents instill lifelong values and help build a better
My Administration is committed to supporting American
families. We are working with faith-based and community organizations to
promote healthy marriages, responsible fatherhood, and positive youth
development. When children are connected to family, community, school, and
places of worship, they are more likely to make good choices and reach
their full potential.
Families help prepare children for the opportunities
and challenges of the 21st century by encouraging them and insisting on high
standards. Strong, loving families help young Americans grow into
successful adults and build a Nation shining with optimism.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the
Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 24,
2007, as Family Day. I call upon the people of the United States to
observe this day by engaging in activities that strengthen the bonds between
parents and children.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of
the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and
GEORGE W. BUSH