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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: November 16, 2007

Proclamation 8206—National Family Week, 2007,
November 16, 2007

By the President of the United States
of America
A Proclamation

As families gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, we underscore the comforting and positive role they play in our society. During National Family Week, we celebrate the contributions of families everywhere.

Families strengthen our communities by teaching important values such as compassion and honesty to their children. Families also offer a supportive environment and help ensure that children grow into responsible members of society. By providing guidance and unconditional love, parents shape the character of their children.

My Administration believes that the strength of our Nation is built upon the foundation of strong families. To help support families, we have doubled the child tax credit, reduced the marriage penalty, and lowered tax rates. We are also committed to promoting positive youth development. The Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, supports organizations, including faith-based and community groups, that continue this important mission.

All Americans are grateful to our Nation’s military families, who have stood by their loved ones in times of war and peace. Our country will always be especially thankful for the sacrifices of our military personnel and for their devotion to duty and their love of country. During National Family Week, we pray for their safe return and for the families who await them at home.

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 18 through November 24, 2007, 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 sixteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:06 a.m., November 20, 2007]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on November 21. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Proclamation 8206— National Family Week, 2007, November 16, 2007," Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1521 Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FYPI2ILX5Q3WSTF.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Proclamation 8206— National Family Week, 2007, November 16, 2007." Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1521, Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FYPI2ILX5Q3WSTF.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Proclamation 8206— National Family Week, 2007, November 16, 2007' in Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 23, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1521. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FYPI2ILX5Q3WSTF.