Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Caregiving: "compassionate citizens"

National Family Caregivers Month, 2006

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America


"Our country is blessed to have millions of compassionate citizens who bring love and support to family members and friends who are chronically ill, elderly, or disabled. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize these kind individuals who give of their hearts, resources, and energy to assist loved ones in need.


Family caregivers exemplify the true spirit of compassion by providing support to their loved ones and assisting with their everyday activities and special needs. These selfless people must often make great personal sacrifices to maintain the care and support their family and friends require. ... 


As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor family caregivers who take time out of their lives to improve the lives of family and friends. Their efforts demonstrate the best of the American spirit.


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 2006 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to honor the selfless service of caregivers who support their loved ones in need. ... "




  1. What an acknowledgement that caregiving is important!!  It is, as you and I well know.  I'm glad someone else thinks so too!

  2. great :) now its national Have a Happy Thanksgiving


  3. Well the class clown finally did something worthwhile. Happy turkey day Patrick...Bam

  4. That's a lovely gesture, to be acknowledged.  Is this the first one. Will it become a November awareness every year or just this one?  Rache

  5. ..........How nice!   Now he just needs to let us deduct a wage comparable to the going salary for those of us who are caregivers.  Now that would be nice on our income tax and really make us feel important! I am a dreamer!


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