November: National __________ Month
November 1st, 2011
04:22 PM ET

November: National __________ Month

The first of the month means it’s time for some Presidential Proclamations declaring November as National __________ Month. But there seems to be quite a lot to celebrate/memorialize/remember this November.

Today the White House has sent out seven separate proclamations proclaiming this month as National Diabetes Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Military Family Month, National Native American Heritage Month, National Entrepreneurship Month, National Adoption Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Each proclamation comes with its own explanation of why it’s important to honor each cause. Here are some ways President Obama recommends you spend November:

During National Diabetes Month, we remember those we have lost to diabetes, and we stand with the millions of Americans who have been touched by its consequences.

The task of making America competitive throughout the 21st century is a job for all of us. By cultivating innovation on our college and university campuses, we can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. With the help of experienced entrepreneurs and companies, and through events like Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins on November 14, we can ensure our startups have access to the resources, connections, and partnerships that will promote their success.

This month, we remember the Americans we have lost to Alzheimer's disease, and we stand with the individuals and families who have felt the pain and sorrow brought in its wake.

I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation.

This month, we celebrate the rich heritage and myriad contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and we rededicate ourselves to supporting tribal sovereignty, tribal self-determination, and prosperity for all Native Americans.

As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and people with disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire.

This month and throughout the year, let us recommit to ensuring every child is given the sustaining love of family, the assurance of a permanent home, and the supportive upbringing they deserve.


Topics: President Obama

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    There's enough foolishness, already. We don't need any more special proclamations, for silly reasons.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
    • jean2009

      Since when, and in whose world, is honoring those who are Native Americans, or are military families; considering the needs of those dealing with diabetes, or Alzheimer's; or those who are family caregivers, or the many working to provide adoption for children who need a loving home. foolishness or proclamations for silly reasons. These are all things we should be thinking about and working to improve.

      Unless for it seems one of those self-centered whiny clueless Libertarian/Teapotty people.

      November 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
      • Tilly

        This would be like the military giving everybody a medal but when you do that it cheapens it. There are so many groups here that in the end no one will remember any of them. They're great causes but maybe we should contribute some charity to them rather than give them a proclamation.

        November 2, 2011 at 7:23 am |
      • jean2009

        @Tilly maybe you should consider a White House proclamation a helpful reminder to American citizens that during this month they should think to pitch in and donate to these organizations, or to any other organization they feel connected to.... not only money, but of their time.

        In my opinion, a reminder proclamation cheapens nothing, and it is not silly. Too many young people forget that even if they do not have cash to give, they can give of their time. The 2010 federal rate for a donated hour of time is valued at $21.36. You cannot deduct it from your taxes (as you can mileage) but it will make you feel good...Think about what just one or two hours a week would add up to in a year. !

        November 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  2. ded

    Entrepreneurship because they screwed over the small business one too many times. Military Family because they sent there kids to dozens of corrupt unneeded wars. The diseases because they took the best form of delivering healthcare, turned it corrupt, then when the mobs came they turned it into semi-socialist\semi-fascist. Family and adoption because they started being the moral\marriage police leading to record divorce rates and the symptoms of a broken home. So many good reasons to give it to the Native Americans, some of which are still continuing today. In the end, we the people allowed all these things happen the best way to commemorate them is to rid them of the corruption and free us ALLLL from the tyranny of greed\"compassion" > logic. Not make some b.s title on a calendar given by the very people that threw them under the bus a couple years before. Ron Paul 2012

    November 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  3. ded

    @jean2009 lol "self-centered Libertarians"...Oh I want you to have all your freedoms back like God and the founders intended. I know that's selfish of me, but I'm sorry you must stop buying off our politicians, take all your liberty and leave now! Live free, prosperous, and in peace I guess you can call that "self-centered" since you won't be getting part of our pay check anymore. How selfish of me thinking my whole life that taking from others through force or robbery is wrong and that you get what you earn. Some one should of stopped the millions who died gaining our freedoms from fighting (or maybe more should join) since day by day millions of ppl like you selfishly take from others and then ask to have there liberties striped. Sad thing is that most of you don't even realize whats going on right under your noses (oppression and forced injustice) by your own hands..... RP '12

    November 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
    • jean2009

      Yes, self-centered whiny neo-Nazi Libertarians.

      No to hypocrite Ron Paul....He is a pure example of hypocrisy living on the public dole while telling everyone else to they should have no health care, or die.

      Obama-Biden 2012

      November 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  4. Aristocles

    Knowing the liberals, they will call November "National Avian Genocide Awareness Month" in response to all the Thanksgiving turkeys we will be eating.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:35 am |