[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 16, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58751-58752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5140]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8191 of October 12, 2007

White Cane Safety Day, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our country upholds the value of every person, and all 
                Americans deserve an opportunity to realize the 
                American dream. Many citizens who are blind or visually 
                impaired use white canes to achieve greater 
                independence and increase mobility and productivity. On 
                White Cane Safety Day, we celebrate the symbolism of 
                the white cane, and we underscore our dedication to 
                ensuring more individuals have the ability to lead 
                active lives and achieve their personal and 
                professional goals.

                My Administration is committed to helping Americans 
                with disabilities live and work with greater freedom. 
                Through the New Freedom Initiative, we are building on 
                the progress of the Americans with Disabilities Act and 
                helping our citizens who are blind or visually impaired 
                gain greater access to the workplace, school, and 
                community life. By working to tear down barriers, we 
                are creating a society where all people are encouraged 
                to reach their full potential and where the promise of 
                our great Nation is accessible for everyone.

                The Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-628) 
                approved on October 6, 1964, as amended, has designated 
                October 15 of each year as ``White Cane Safety Day.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 
                15, 2007, as White Cane Safety Day. I call upon public 
                officials, business leaders, educators, and all the 
                people of the United States to observe this day with 
                appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twelfth day of October, 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. 
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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