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.