[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 22589-22590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09320]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9105 of April 18, 2014

National Park Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                To honor America's natural beauty and cultural 
                heritage, the National Park Service will offer free 
                admission this weekend. This celebration opens 
                opportunities to take in the majesty of canyons, 
                redwoods, and geysers--to learn the history of Civil 
                War battles and Civil Rights marches. During National 
                Park Week, I encourage Americans to take advantage of 
                the chance to rediscover the great outdoors and 
                reconnect with the American story.

                This year marks a significant milestone in America's 
                drive to preserve precious historic sites--the 30th 
                anniversary of the first National Heritage Area. For 
                decades, the National Heritage Areas Program has 
                enabled our Nation to set aside places that define our 
                shared history and that will help future generations 
                understand what it means to be American.

                During my time as President, I have been proud to build 
                on this tradition by establishing 10 new National 
                Monuments. These sites honor American heroes from 
                Harriet Tubman to Cesar Chavez. They conserve the 
                diverse wildlife and rugged landscapes that reflect our 
                character as a people. And just as our parks nourish 
                our spirits, they bolster our livelihoods, attracting 
                tourists to communities across our country and bringing 
                customers to local businesses. For every dollar we 
                invest in our National Parks, America generates 10 
                dollars in economic value.

                This week, as we recommit to conserving these cherished 
                lands, let us build new memories, take on new 
                adventures, and experience all they have to offer. To 
                find a National Park in your area, visit www.NPS.gov.

                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 April 19 through 
                April 27, 2014, as National Park Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to visit their National Parks and be reminded 
                of these unique blessings we share as a Nation.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-09320
Filed 4-22-14; 8:45 am]
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