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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, May 2, 1994 Volume 30--Number 17 Pages 893-939 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Bosnia--903 Death of President Richard Nixon--896, 917 National Conference of Black Mayors--927 National Council on Aging--918 National Volunteer Action Awards recipients--893 Presidential Awards for Design Excellence--926 Radio address--898 South African elections--915 ``Take Our Daughters to Work'' luncheon--926 Victim Service Award recipients--905 Victims of the Iraq helicopter tragedy, memorial service at Fort Myer, VA--903 White House Correspondents dinner--900 Appointments and Nominations Federal Labor Relations Authority, member--935 U.S. District Court, judges--918 Communications to Congress Death of President Richard Nixon, message--897 Fishing vessels agreement, message transmitting--910 Haiti, message--910 Communications to Federal Agencies Distribution of Eagle Feathers for Native American Religious Purposes, memorandum--935 Environmentally beneficial landscaping, memorandum--916 Government-to-Government Relations With Native American Tribal Governments, memorandum--936 Executive Orders Order of Succession of Officers To Act as Secretary of the Air Force--895 Order of Succession of Officers To Act as Secretary of the Army--894 Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on April 27, 1994--898 Seal for the Office of National Drug Control Policy--909 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--915 Rose Garden--896, 905 South Lawn--903 Washington Hilton Hotel--925 Interview with Larry King--933 Proclamations Death of Richard Milhous Nixon--897 National Crime Victims' Rights Week--908 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Presidential Awards for Design Excellence--927 South African elections--894, 915 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--939 Checklist of White House press releases--938 Digest of other White House announcements--937 Nominations submitted to the Senate--938 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. 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[[Page 893]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 893-894] Monday, May 2, 1994 Volume 30--Number 17 Pages 893-939 Week Ending Friday, April 29, 1994 Remarks Honoring the National Volunteer Action Awards Recipients April 22, 1994 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I'm sorry we're starting a little bit late, but there are worse places to spend an extra half an hour on a beautiful spring day than here in the Rose Garden. We're delighted to see all of you here. I'm proud to celebrate the close of National Volunteer Week, 1994, with you and with the individuals and organizations we honor today for their extraordinary service, from among the more than 95 million Americans who give of themselves to help other people every year. This afternoon we'll hear stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things all over our country, ranging from little children to noted doctors, from small neighborhood organizations to one of our Nation's largest corporations, from a refugee who barely escaped the fall of Saigon to men and women whose families have belonged to the American middle class for generations. Our honorees have confronted gangs and comforted the sick. They've tutored children, fed families, planted trees, and built homes. As they have helped to rebuild their communities, they've shown each of us what can be done when all of us join together. We know that communities have never been built with brick and mortar alone. Our communities are a product of common effort and common connections to neighbors with whom we share a city block or country road. Community service is neither a program nor a panacea; it really is a way we live our lives. It stems from a refusal to accept things as they are, a personal commitment to make them better and to help our fellow men and women, boys and girls live up to their God-given potential. Service, like life, is a series of challenges. Thirty-three years ago, almost exactly on this day, President Kennedy spoke of this challenge when he announced the first Peace Corps project. His challenge in that example inspired many, many members of my generation. In just a few months our Nation's and our generation's answer to history's challenge will begin working in communities all across America. They'll be members of AmeriCorps, our new national service initiative. They won't replace the efforts we honor today, but they will expand them. Working mainly through local nonprofit groups, AmeriCorps will provide the kind of commitment and energy and daring that makes heroes and communities and that makes a difference. Robert Kennedy perhaps said it best 28 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa. He said, ``Each time someone,'' and I quote, ``stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls.'' To those we honor today, thank you for your courage and your daring. To paraphrase Robert Frost, you took the road less traveled. And it has made all the difference. I ask that each of you stay on the road to public service and voluntarism, because you can continue to make a difference. Here in Washington we are working as hard as we know how to move this country in the right direction and to pull the American people together, to reach across the many divides that separate us from one another so that once again we can become one people and one community burning with a common desire to move into the next century still the greatest nation on Earth, still the greatest hope for children here at home and around the world. Eli Segal, the Director of our national service program, and my good friend Edward [[Page 894]] James Olmos, in their different ways exemplify that ideal. I thank them for being here today and for leading this endeavor. I thank all of you for what you have done. And I ask that today we rededicate ourselves to the principle that the Government cannot solve all the problems in America and that in the end, the Government is just another organization of the rest of us. And we have to do it in whatever way we can wherever we live. Thank you very much. Note: The President spoke at 4:35 p.m. in the Rose Garden at the White House. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 894] Monday, May 2, 1994 Volume 30--Number 17 Pages 893-939 Week Ending Friday, April 29, 1994 Statement on the South African Elections April 22, 1994 The world is elated at the prospect of these elections. They are the next step in South Africa's historic path from apartheid to nonracial democracy. Americans have stood by South Africans in their struggle, and we will be steadfast in our commitment to work with all South Africans to build the prosperous, stable, and just society that can come in its place. Note: This statement was included in a White House press release announcing the President's naming of Reverend Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow Coalition, to head the official delegation to observe the South African elections. Other members of the delegation were listed as follows: Dr. George Moose, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Reverend Dr. Charles Stith, president, National Organization for New Equality; Dr. Arthur Thomas, president of Central State (Ohio) University; Dr. Pauline Baker of the Aspen Institute; Mr. Dick J. Batchelor, chairman, Florida Environmental Regulation Commission; and Colonel MacArthur DeShazer, Director for African Affairs, National Security Council. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 894-895] Monday, May 2, 1994 Volume 30--Number 17 Pages 893-939 Week Ending Friday, April 29, 1994 Executive Order 12908--Order of Succession of Officers To Act as Secretary of the Army April 22, 1994 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 3347 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Succession to Act as the Secretary of the Army. (a) In the event of the death, permanent disability, or resignation of the Secretary of the Army, the incumbents holding the positions designated below, in the order indicated, shall act for and exercise the powers of the Secretary of the Army: (1) The Under Secretary of the Army. (2) The Assistant Secretaries and General Counsel of the Army, in the order fixed by their length of service as permanent appointees in such positions. (3) The Chief of Staff of the Army.
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