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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, May 2, 1994
Volume 30--Number 17
Pages 893-939

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Addresses and Remarks

    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 
    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


    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


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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 
    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 
    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

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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.

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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 

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.

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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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