National Family Week, 2003
By the President of the United States of America
As Americans gather during Thanksgiving week, we honor our families, and we
recognize the family as a source of help, hope, and stability for our citizens
and for our country.
Strong families make our Nation better. They teach our children values and
help them become responsible citizens. We must encourage families to be loving
and compassionate, generous and supportive, and to serve and help others.
On this Thanksgiving week, we also pay respect to our brave military families
whose loved ones are on active duty, many on the front lines of freedom in Iraq
and Afghanistan. These families provide a bond of love and encouragement to our
men and women in uniform as they defend liberty and protect our Nation.
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 November 23 through November 29, 2003, as
National Family Week. I invite the States, communities, and all the people of
the United States to join together in observing this week with appropriate
ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation's families.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH