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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Commander in Chief's Trophy, presentation to the U.S. Air Force 
        Academy Falcons--612
    Indiana, remarks in Indianapolis--593
    National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast--606
    Nebraska, remarks in Omaha--587
    New Mexico, remarks in Albuquerque--581
    Missouri, remarks in Pierce City--599
    Peace Officers' Memorial Service--607
    Radio address--580
    Senate action on the President's agenda--613

 Communications to Congress

         Message on continuation of the national emergency--615
         Message transmitting report--616
    Iran, message transmitting report on the national emergency--603
    Kosovo International Security Force, message reporting on the 
        deployment of U.S. military personnel--602

 Communications to Congress--Continued

    Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the 
        Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the 
        Protocol of 1978, message transmitting--609

 Executive Orders

    Amending Executive Order 13212, Actions To Expedite Energy-Related 
    Increasing the Number of Members on the Intelligence Oversight 

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Pierce City, MO--599
         Santa Fe, NM--581
         South Lawn--613

Joint Statements

    United States of America and the Republic of Korea: Common Values, 
        Principles, and Strategy--604
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on May 16, the 
closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
this issue will be printed next week.


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Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    South Korea, President Roh--603


    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma--615


    National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation 
    National Hurricane Awareness Week--610
    National Safe Boating Week--579
    Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week--577

Statements by the President

    Indonesia-Free Aceh Movement agreement to resume discussions on 
        implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement--609
    Senate action
         Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief--615
         Jobs-and-growth package--615

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--620
     Checklist of White House press releases--619
     Digest of other White House announcements--616
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--618

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Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2003
Proclamation 7675--Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2003

 May 9, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    Every day across the country, from our largest cities to our 
quietest crossroads, peace officers stand watch over our citizens, 
selflessly risking their lives to protect individuals, families, 
neighborhoods, and property against crime. This week, we salute these 
men and women for their courage, commitment, and service, and we honor 
those who have fallen in the line of duty. We also reaffirm our 
commitment to supporting law enforcement by bringing our communities 
together to fight crime.
    Peace officers fulfill a great calling in upholding the rule of law 
in our society. Law enforcement officers choose their profession and 
take their oaths knowing that theirs is a dangerous job. They accept 
these risks, answering the call of duty and demonstrating a willingness 
to serve that reflects the best of America.
    As they work to protect our communities, peace officers often place 
themselves in harm's way. Some make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of 
others. During Police Week, and particularly on Peace Officers Memorial 
Day, we pay tribute to the 148 law enforcement officers who gave their 
lives in the line of duty last year. Those who have fallen are 
remembered in our hearts and in the memory of our country. Through their 
service and sacrifice, they have earned our Nation's respect and 
    As we honor these fallen heroes, we should also resolve to support 
all law enforcement officers by becoming active in the fight against 
crime. Strong communities and neighborhoods help deter crime. By coming 
together as neighbors, and by looking out for each other, Americans can 
assist law enforcement in preventing crime in our communities and also 
help secure our homeland from the threat of terrorism. In the new world 
we face since September 11, one of our best defenses is a vigilant 
public working with law enforcement to help protect our land.
    I created the USA Freedom Corps to foster a culture of service, 
citizenship, and responsibility in America, and to provide opportunities 
for Americans to get involved in helping their communities. A key 
component of Freedom Corps is the Citizen Corps, which helps coordinate 
volunteer activities that make our communities safer, stronger, and 
better prepared for emergencies. Since the Citizens Corps was launched 
last year, more than 500 Citizen Corps Councils have been established, 
bringing together first responders, local government officials, and 
volunteer service organizations.
    Volunteers are also working with police departments through more 
than 430 Volunteers in Police Service programs in our Nation. 
Additionally, the number of registered Neighborhood Watch groups 
continues to grow. To build on these successes, we should continue to 
strengthen partnerships between citizens and local law enforcement and 
work to engage more volunteers in public safety and emergency 
preparedness. By joining together to fight crime, we honor the memory 
and uphold the legacy of all those who gave their lives to preserve our 
safety and security.
    By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended, (76 
Stat. 676), the Congress has authorized and requested the President to 
designate May 15 of each year as ``Peace Officers Memorial Day'' and the 
week in which it falls as ``Police Week,'' and, by Public Law 103-322, 
as amended, (36 U.S.C. 136), has directed that the flag be flown at 
half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2003, as Peace Officers Memorial Day 
and May 11 through May 17, 2003, as Police Week. I call on all Americans 
to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I 
also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of 
government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace 
Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the 
flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-seventh.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., May 13, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on May 14. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2003
Proclamation 7676--National Defense Transportation Day and National 
Transportation Week, 2003

 May 9, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    America's transportation system takes us where we need to go, keeps 
our economy moving, and strengthens our Nation's security. On National 
Defense Transportation Day and during National Transportation Week, we 
celebrate how modern transportation has transformed the world and 
recognize the men and women who have contributed to its progress. We 
also renew our commitment to increasing transportation safety and to 
keeping our transportation system on the leading edge of technology.
    Our 21st century transportation system safely and securely 
transports our citizens and delivers a wide range of goods throughout 
the country and the world. In times of war, our transportation system 
also moves troops and carries defense cargo efficiently. Preserving and 
enhancing our transportation resources makes that infrastructure safer, 
facilitates growth in business and industry, creates jobs, secures our 

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