Tuesday, February 17, 2009

President Obama signs Heart Month Proclamation

Every year since 1964, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation designating the month of February American Heart Month. And on February 6th, President Obama upheld the tradition by officially recognizing the month with the signing of a Presidential proclamation.

" NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2009, as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day February 6, 2009. I also invite the Governors of the states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease," the proclamation stated.

Congress joined the President in recognizing American Heart Month. Representative Chris Lee (R-NY), introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the month, which was passed by the House of Representatives on February 13th.

1 comment:

Egy Azziera said...

First off we would like to congratulate you on your fine public speaking skills. It looks like those who said the Obama Administration would strike while the iron is hot may have been correct, and the Administration may be doing it in a way that does not require them to even get a vote in Congress.