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Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 226/Wednesday, November 24, 2010/Presidential Documents 71521
Proclamation 8604 of November 19, 2010
National Child's Day, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
On National Child's Day, we celebrate America's children and rededicate
ourselves to helping them reach for their dreams and realize their full
potential. To build a strong foundation for our children's future, we must
support their health and development and ensure that they receive a high-
quality education that will prepare them to lead in the 21st century.
My Administration is committed to caring for our Nation's most precious
resource: our children. I was proud to sign the Affordable Care Act into
law, which expands families' health insurance options and requires new
plans to cover recommended preventive services-including well-baby and
well-child visits and essential immunizations and vaccinations-with no
out-of-pocket costs. It also prohibits insurance companies from using a pre-
existing condition as a reason to deny health care coverage to children
as of this year, and to all Americans in 2014. Additionally, through the
"Let's Move!" Initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama is helping lead our
effort to end the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation by
encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.
We must also invest in our Nation's future by investing in our children's
education, for it is both a key to success and a prerequisite to opportunity.
Early childhood education programs can greatly influence learning capabili-
ties later in life, and my Administration is working to expand these programs
and improve their quality. Teachers are the most important resource to
a child's learning, and countless children benefit from the experience and
enthusiasm that teachers bring to the classroom. These individuals instill
in our youth the knowledge that will enable them to grow into active
and engaged adults. Through such care and guidance-and a greater effort
by all to provide safe, supportive spaces for our children, free of bullying
and harassment-we will unlock the promise within each child.
Our children will soon stand at the helm of America and steer its course.
This Child's Day, let us recommit to instilling the values, vision, and knowl-
edge that will allow our children to realize a future of opportunity and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States
of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 20, 2010,
as National Child's Day. I call upon all citizens to observe this day with
appropriate activities, programs, and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves
to creating the bright future we want for our Nation's children.
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